Elf on the Shelf Notecards {from your special elf}

We have been enjoying our elf, Jack this year but I do find it challenging to come up with new and exciting things for him to do.  We are sharing The Christmas Story with our little guy and he is enjoying getting a new page everyday to read, illustrate, color and add to his folder.  Once we are finished he will have the completed story from the time the Angel, Gabriel appeared unto Mary through … [Read more...]

The Christmas Story ~ Entire Book Available with Free Printables

  As I shared in this post our Elf on the Shelf, Jack is leaving a storybook page everyday when he visits Spencer.  For 25 days Spencer (age 7) has or will receive a page that continues the story from the day before.  By Christmas Day he will have the completed story from when Mary was chosen by God to conceive His son through the Wise Men coming to see Baby Jesus in the Manager. If … [Read more...]

Elf on the Shelf ~ The Christmas Story 2013

Our Elf on the Shelf, Jack is back for 2013. Last year was the first time we had Jack and to be honest with you it became a chore to move him around, find something for him to do, (nice of course because I didn't want to give Spencer any ideas) and many nights I would forget ....thus waking up in the middle of the night and/or stressing in the morning to find a new hiding spot.  (sigh) This … [Read more...]

Elf on the Shelf Adventures

I'm sharing a few more of our adventures with "Jack" our Elf on the Shelf.  Spencer is REALLY enjoying finding Jack every morning.  Many days Jack will leave Spencer a note of encouragement but other days Jack would forget to leave a note……and mommy would have to fill in.  It's all working out well.     Jack was found doodling in Spencer's notebook.  He even left him a note. Jack enjoys … [Read more...]

Elf on the Shelf Ideas ~ {Week 1}

We are off to a great start with our Elf on the Shelf "Jack"….Spencer enjoys finding Jack each morning and finding the notes he leaves for him. I wanted to share a few ideas we did with him the first week.  With the craft show I missed a few days of "notes" but we moved him around the house.   Jack brought back this Elf journal and hid 8 hearts around the house for Spencer to find the next … [Read more...]

Elf on the Shelf – Sharing the True Meaning of Christmas

 You may remember this post from the other day when I shared that our family would be adopting an elf this year.   Don't feel alone if you're not familiar with this tradition -- I myself only learned of it last year.   Our Elf on the Shelf arrived from the North Pole on Thanksgiving Day addressed to Spencer.  He was very excited with this little fella and quickly wanted to learn as much as … [Read more...]

Elf on the Shelf ~ A Christmas Tradition! Linky Party

   I must have been hiding under a rock all of these years because 2011 was the first holiday season that I ever heard about the Elf on the Shelf Christmas tradition.  Yes, where have I been??  Last year….it was a little late in the season to get started so I figured I'd wait until this year to get our family a kit.  So I was thrilled when I saw them at a local shop (I paid $29.99 +tax) … [Read more...]