Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

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Yep, it’s that time of year again when the pesky Elf on the Shelf comes back to join us!  I must admit, I do absolutely love it, even more so this year as it’s the first year Connor properly believes in the magic and it’s amazing to watch.

I usually like to plan ahead & do have an Elf on the Shelf bag filled with bits and bobs I’ve collected over the course of the year.  I showed David said bag the other night & he literally tried to divorce me on the spot haha!  Apparently that’s not normal behaviour & I need my head looked at but if it makes my sons Christmas that little bit more special then I’ll take being thought of as nuts!  I’m not going to lie, I do tend to get completely carried away but it’s all part of the magic, isn’t it?

Having said all that, I thought I’d share a few of the things our elf – Reindeer (Connor named him) – has done the past couple of times he has come to visit.

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Reindeer did his own washing.  He even hung it on the line to dry!

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This was a personal favourite of mine.  We were greeted in the morning with Reindeer holding a variety of coloured card all cut into different shapes & a note that read ‘Do you want to build a snowman?’.  Connor & I spent the morning sticking the shapes onto the livingroom door and making our own snowman!

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Tea party with the dinosaurs including the fish he had caught in the kitchen sink the night before!  I just love the way the T-Rex is holding that tiny china cup!

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This took place over 3 nights.  Reindeer arrived with a note and a little packet of seeds (tic tacs) to be planted in the ‘Elf Garden’ (hot chocolate & empty candle jar, with some ribbon).  Connor planted them & by the next morning they had grown into candy canes.  Cheeky Reindeer then took the candy canes and turned them into a sledge which he used to go down our banister!

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Reindeer had gotten fed up waiting for Connor to write his letter to Santa so he brought one for him to do.

Playing target practise with snowballs – Connor really enjoyed playing this in the morning.  Captain Reindeer crash landed his plane into the Christmas tree!

I’ve posted a few more of them over on my Instagram @lifeinthegingerlane  please pop over and follow – I’d love to see you over there.  Have you started the Elf on the Shelf tradition?  What kind of thing does your Elf get up to?

V xx

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5 thoughts on “Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

  1. That is absolutely adorable!! We never had Elf on the Shelf growing up, but this makes me want to start when I have a family! Love it and Happy Holidays<3

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