On Sunday evening we all sat together and watched 'An elfs story' The kiddies loved it and managed to follow the story. Even toddler girl understood that the elf must not be touched. As it was the first time that we had done 'elf on the shelf' they thought nothing more of the film. This morning when they came downstairs they were screaming and bouncing up and down when they spotted the elf on the fireplace.
The kiddies needed to be reminded not to touch the elf, and they discussed what he would be called. I went off to sort their breakfast whilst they decided on a name.
They came running into the kitchen saying they had named him 'Dave'
Whilst the children were at school a letter from Santa arrived on the fireplace. They were all excited to open it when they got home. It read:
This little elf has come to stay,
He will be watching you, and how you play.
Every night on his adventures he will go,
what he gets up to in the night only he will know.
I heard a lot about the elf on the shelf last year from different facebook groups. I was too late to join in the fun last time so I am really excited to introduce my children to our elf on the 1st of December.
I made this cute elf on the shelf welcome banner that I was planning to put up when the elf arrives. It says 'Merry elfmas'