December 9th and if you are an Elf on the Shelf fan you have probably woken up in a cold sweat at least once realizing you forgot to move that little sucker! I thought I would share some Elf memories and maybe give you a few fun, simple ideas that will make your kidos scream with JOY but also let you get some sleep!
I did a little research and found out the Elf on the Shelf made it’s debut in 2005. Thank goodness we didn’t find out about the little sucker until probably about 2010. The Elf and I had a love hate relationship. I loved the magic that arrived with the Elf but even when I had a slew of great ideas, there were days when the elf was not met with rave reviews (like when he didn’t MOVE).
Right after Thanksgiving Carly Jo began asking questions and decided she understood about the elf. I was so relieved friends! Now here we are on December 9th and I’m kind of missing the little guy. There is just something precious and sweet about that last little believer in the house! Carly has now requested the elf come for a visit even with the knowledge! So we took a little walk down memory lane and thought we would share how the elf kind of evolved over the 5 years he was with us.
Where was this when I needed it? This is the latest in Elf marketing so if you are a mom who likes the excitement but needs the ease of a one stop shop, you might want to pick up Elves at Play. I’d like to say if I was not too lazy this would have been marketed my my friend Holly and I. In 2014 we came up with the slogan Unshelf Yo Elf and totally had this idea but obviously not the gumption to carry through. Ha! If you are elfing you should totally join her on Instagram this year using the hashtag #unshelfyoelf2016.
So all this to say, friends, whether you do the elf or not embracing the season and finding ways to share the Christmas magic with your kids is special. They are only little once and I promise it won’t be long and you will sleeping in on Saturday and they will no longer think you are so cool. (Don’t worry, they start to think you are cool again when they move out!)
I hope this brought you a few helpful ideas! Relax and remember, they are not going to remember whether you moved the elf or not but instead will remember the joy you brought into your house.
Happy Friday and Merry Christmas!