Not only was yesterday the start of our Advent Calendar, but also marked the return of our little Elf on the Shelf. Last year, Faith was overly excited about her first year in our home, and got a little carried away with her creative antics. I think it was more fun for me than the kids, but I’m known to crack myself up.
In keeping with my ‘simpler Christmas,’ I’ve asked Faith to tone it down a little, but knowing me her, she’ll still go overboard. Just in case an elf visits your house, I rounded up my favorite ideas from last year, along with a few others, to inspire you!
Faith’s dreams of joining Cirque du Soleil were dashed when she realized
she lacked the upper-body strength to pull herself back up the rope.
She had an all-night bender, double-fisting both the chocolate and caramel syrups.
Tired of being called ‘polyester arms’, Faith set out to prove there was more to her than synthetic filler.
Passed out in a bag of chocolate chips…clearly she doesn’t know the meaning of moderation.
She TP’ed the tree!
She was confident it was Col. Mustard in the Library, but was it with a rope or candlestick?!
Never an idle elf…this time she’s making paper snowflakes.
Only time she curses her long legs is when trying to play hide-and-seek.
She doesn’t care if she is the biggest jockey in the blocks, Faith is determined to win the Christmas Derby.
Sharing an egg-cellent message from Santa!
Powdered sugar snow angels.
Hanging in the freezer with Frosty.
Turns out, Elves take sick days, too.
She found herself the victim of a hostage situation. What her captors
didn’t know, is that Santa doesn’t negotiate with plastic terrorists.
I love this last one my clever friend, Kristin, created last year. I think Faith will probably be doing the same soon, considering she’s been on a green smoothie kick.
I ordered our Elf on the Shelf from Nordstrom last year…that way I could keep her a secret from the kids (who always seem to be with me when I shop!) I don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner…every year we have the hardest time sneaking away to shop for the kid’s Santa gifts, or trying to smuggle them in the house unnoticed! Now I just order from Nordstrom’s cool toy department, and it arrives here completely undetected! I love their selection of classic and current toys, and you can’t beat the free shipping!