my new friend

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Isn't he the sweetest?  I have always wanted an Elf on the Shelf - now I have one.  Here's the deal, the Elf works for Santa, he arrives at your house to watch your kids and report back to the big guy on whether the kids are good or bad.  The Elf is only allowed to talk to Santa and Mommy & Daddy, he perches himself on a shelf to watch the kids....they can talk to him but they can't touch him.  This is good stuff. Your kids are suppose to name the Elf and each night while your kids are sleeping you move the Elf to a new location in the house.  It's quite exciting for the kids to wake up and go in search of their new pal.
Beckett and Zoë haven't met the Elf yet, he'll arrive December 1st. Naming him should be interesting!  The Elf comes with a beautiful book which we have been reading every night. I love that this little guy was created by a mom for her kids. Our kids are super young, I'm not sure they will grasp the concept of the Elf quite yet but I hope this become a tradition for us.  I love the magic of it.  The Elf on the Shelf is available at EiO at 18th and Cambie in Vancouver. 

12 comments:

Lovin That! said...

Fantastic idea! I love this. Will be visiting EIO to get my elf on a shelf :-)

marian said...

What a great tradition. I never heard of the elf on the shelf!!! But then we don't have Santa Claus here. We do have Sinterklaas who comes the night from 5 to 6 december and brings goodies and toys for the kids then.
Bye,
Marian

Kristin said...

What a coincidence! My sister was just telling me about her Elf on the Shelf that just arrived in her home this week! Sounds like he'll be fun to have around!

Plane Jayne said...

Adorable idea would love to implement it in my home but all year long! LOL!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

BRILLIANT!!!!!

Kathleen said...

BRILLIANT!! Thanks for sharing!!

Baby Blackbird said...

Very cute!!
I love little traditions like this!
My hubby has one he wants to carry on, where the kids have to wear a wish hat {a home made hat, made by the kiddos} before they hit the hay on Xmas eve, and wish for the one thing they want most.
Christmas is so fun with kids!

http://thebabyblackbird.com

Andrea Johnson said...

Love this! I just purchased my elf a couple of days ago. Do I read the book to the kids now? Or is the book found with the elf?

tamara said...

Andrea, I started reading them the book so they understand who he is....I'm going to put him on a shelf in the kitchen for December 1st.

Krista said...

Hi Tamara! Its so good to find your blog. So there are a few of us on a quest to connect. Can I list your blog on the Canadian DS Cooperative site? http://canadiandscooperative.blogspot.com/
If so would you be able to send me a quick email? kristaewert@hotmail.com. Thanks so much.

Pinecone Camp said...

I love Elf on A Shelf too! Glad to know they're at Eio...I need another one.
I bought one a few years ago for a friend's little girl and she loves it.

MaryBeth said...

We just got 'elf on a shelf' this Christmas from my in-laws! It is the neatest idea. Our son will be 21 months and we are so excited to use it!