I just love seeing what everyone does to add some life to their Elf on the Shelf! From crazy antics overnight to just plain fun ways of hiding him. Below are some of the great ideas to spread the joy of Christmas with the elf on the shelf from the folks over at Elf on the Shelf Ideas.
Here is another letter from my sons Elf on the Shelf. This one came last year with just the letter and envelope with a big snowflake ornament. It was such a hit with him that we continued to send the letter again this year. We originally had to send him a letter because when he was in Kindergarten so many of his classmates were getting their elf on the shelf before Thanksgiving! Yikes. So with a little Christmas ingenuity mixed with some Christmas magic a story and tradition were born for our family. The elf on the shelf letter. This one talks about why some other children had already received their elfs on the shelf and why he hasn’t as of yet. Anthony loved the letter we put it on our kitchen fridge to display to everyone who visited our home during the holidays. He was so excited to receive it he even brought it into school to show his teacher and his fellow classmates. Take a look below and if you end up sending your child an elf on the shelf letter we would love to see it and share it with everyone. Just post it to our facebook page!
So we here at the Christmas guys just don’t do Christmas light installation and hang Christmas lights in the Albany, NY and Clifton Park, NY areas. We love pretty much all aspects about Christmas. Matt got his son an Elf on the Shelf 3 seasons ago in 2012. Since then my son and family have had an amazing time with it. I will be posting some Elf on the Shelf Ideas here when I come across ones I like.
This year is the second year now that my sons Elf has sent him a letter from the north pole! How cool is that? He is 6 years old and absolutely loves getting the letter. We just gave it to him a couple weeks before Thanksgiving. The letter lets him know what his elf has been up to and when to expect to see him again hiding in the house, which for us is always the Friday morning after Thanksgiving. It comes in an envelope with some sort of Christmas tree decoration attached or taped to it and this year the Elf on the Shelf even brought him a pack of Pokemon cards right out of Santas present sack! Check it out below and if you end up sending your child an elf on the shelf letter we would love to see it and share it with everyone. Just post it to our facebook page!