Friday, November 21, 2008

elf on a shelf

I love the idea of an advent calendar for Ellie but I wasn't sure I wanted to give her a little gift every single day. I also love the idea of Elf on a Shelf. If you don't know about him you can read about it HERE.

So, I have decided to combine the two. What I am going to do is hide him around the house for Ellie to find every morning. Only some mornings there is going to be a little gift with him because he got into trouble the night before (he will leave cookie crumbs, spilled milk, or something like that.) The gift will be his apology. I have 5 little gifts he is going to leave.

I found this perfect little guy at T.J. Maxx and am so excited for December 1st so I can introduce him to Ellie. Isn't he cute! He is also bendy so I can put him in lots and lots of positions.

Now I just need a name. Any ideas??
Also, I decided on THIS nativity for Ellie. It was cheaper and I don't think she will outgrow it as soon. What do you think? This is the first gift that Elf is going to leave. All the other gifts are little dollar thingys. Like I said...I am excited!!!


Sandi said...

We just bought one and my three kids love finding "Elfred" every day. In fact, I just wrote a posting about it. It's a great family/holiday tradition!

Official Disney Mom said...

The Nativity Set if perfect for Ellie. Enjoyed our visit this a.m.

Anonymous said...

I found your page just looking for ideas for our elves (my wife and i have four kids) to "do". Anyway, we did a google search for "my elf name" and found some sites that take your first and last name and produce the elf version of it. It gave us pretty cute names for our elves. just a suggesttion.