Last year Jingle the Elf joined our family, for a short time in the lead up to Christmas. He got up to lots of mischief as you can see…
We’re about to welcome him again for the second year of this new family Christmas tradition (If I can find the box I safely hid him in!).
We love Family Christmas traditions in our house and Elf on the shelf is just one of many we’ve created together. Along with these ones…
Putting Up The Tree
We make a big deal about putting the Christmas tree up, it’s a bit of a ceremony of sorts complete with train track underneath. We play the Michael Buble Christmas album, pour a glass of something and decorate the tree together then the kids both get lifted up to put the star on top together.
We do a Santa photo very year at santas magic cave at David jones. We go in November as soon as he’s there to beat the crowds.
The huz (aka Clark griswald) takes immense pride in the house lights and the kids get to flick the switch for the first time
Christmas Movie Marathon
And during the whole month of December we hold our Christmas movie marathon, something we’ve been doing since before our 2morrows came along.
So as Jingle will be coming back from the North Pole
to help me discipline my kids to bring some festivities to our household, I’m busy putting together a bit of a plan for the month ahead.
Before he makes his return, he will need to visit the Northern Beaches Elf Hospital where they will make a small incision and insert special wire into his arms and legs to make him more flexible and more fun! This will open up a whole new world of Elf fun. No more scratching our heads for new Elf on the shelf ideas.
A local mum makes these adorable elf on the shelf costumes and I couldn’t resist buying a couple, so Jingle is going to be a pirate and Mickey Mouse.
As for the rest of the month, I’ll be hitting up Pinterest for some ideas – an absolute gold mine for all things Elf on the Shelf. I’ll also be borrowing some ideas from Kirsten. I can’t believe how excited I am about an Elf!!
Do you do Elf on the shelf? What’s your Elf’s name? Got any Elf on the shelf ideas for me? What Christmas traditions does your family have?
Linking up to #IBOT with Essentially Jess