Elf On The Shelf.
Tip of the day: It's never too late to begin a new family tradition. After seeing this cute little Elf On The Shelf all over Pinterest and running into him at Target and Barnes & Noble I decided it would be a good idea to have him live with us at the cozy brick house.
On the last day of November the children unwrapped him, we read the story, then pronounced his name. Simon! Simon watches over us and reports our deeds back to Santa each and every night, the good and the bad. While we're asleep he also gets into a bit of mischief. Take last night for example. Our little elf friend found my new camera and snapped away. There are shots of him with our Santa pillow, in the (still undecorated) Christmas tree, and even one on sleeping Owen's head!
I'm a bit surprised at how excited I am by having him around. The children are thrilled too. So friends, do you elf? If so, I'd love to hear where you have found your elf in the morning.
Looking for more Elf On The Shelf inspiration? My friend see_jane on Instagram has all sorts of great ideas.