Elf on the Shelf Ideas!


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.


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


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!


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!


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!


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


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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