This is the first year we have done an Elf on the Shelf. Actually, until about two years ago I didn’t even know what an Elf on the Shelf was. I thought it was such a cute idea, but last year at this time I was five weeks away from my due date, and frankly I was not in any shape to want to think up cute ideas for the elf.
This year, I am in full stay at home mom mode and am enjoying coming up with cute ideas! E is still too little to understand the concept of the elf, but N is 9 and he still enjoys it. Eventually, he will be able to help me hide the elf for E.
The fact that N splits time between our house and his mom’s house is why our elf is a little late. I wanted to make sure that the day he “arrived” was a day that we had N.
Anyway, our elf, Peppermint, arrived tonight. N found him in a little stocking (bought as a 2 pack from the Dollar Tree) hanging near the rest of the stockings. Attached to the stocking was a letter from Peppermint describing why he was here and telling the boys that they aren’t supposed to touch him because he might lose his magic.
As a special treat, here is a blank copy of the note that our left for the boys. You can download it and either hand write your own note or even import it into a photo editing program. Download it here.
I will be continually updating pictures of places I hide our elf. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
*I created the note using the digital scrapbook kit Just Believe by Nibbles Scribbles.