Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas is Coming...and There Are Elves at my House!

I don't know how many of you do 'Elf on the Shelf' but it was new to us as of last year. My daughter, who is 10 and knows by the way, insisted on one for the past two years. Last year at the Christmas auction for my quilting guild, I was able to pick up 2 elves, albeit not actual Elf on the Shelf elves. From what I understand, they are actually some sort of collectible elves called Annalee elves (not that I collect them; I just got them really cheap!). Anyway, we played the game last year but it sort of wasn't all that much fun for me after a week of it because it became tedious trying to come up with ideas. Well, today I took Little Man to a birthday party and two of the moms (who also happen to be sisters) were discussing all the fun things they were doing with their elves.
"Where are you getting all these great ideas?" I eagerly asked.
"Pinterest!" was the reply.
Why had it not occurred to me to look there? And you know what? There are a ton of ideas and I got great tips for what I want to do already. So I started a new 'Elf on the Shelf ideas" board. Check it out if you like. I have been lazy about even starting it yet but they are arriving tomorrow. Here's a sneak peak!

I really wanted to do a little Poltergeist homage with "We're baa-aack!" but I couldn't figure out how to do the apostrophe and exclamation point! they wouldn't get it anyway!


Linz said...

CUte elves! I must be behind the times... I have never even heard of elf on the shelf.

And it looks like I need to start this pintrest thing. Would you mind explaining to me how I go about doing this? :)

Dannelle said...

Geez, now I remember that crazy ditty and will be singing and humming it all day! Last year I sang it to my great grand daughter. Love the ideas too.

Mrs.Pickles said...

I must be behind on the times now i will have to google what in the heck elf on the shelf