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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Those mischievous elves!

I shared with you last year
 the tradition of The Elf on the Shelf.
I actually started this with my children in 2005.
  I am SHOCKED at how it has become such a phenomenon!
 Originally, you had to order directly
from the "North Pole"
your package would arrive
 with the official postage stamp and markings.

 Now, every local boutique is carrying it.
That is a little sad I think.
There was something magical
about it being shipped directly.


Anyway, our elves have traditionally arrived on Thanksgiving Day.
Since then they have been
spying on the children by day,
and reporting back to Father Christmas
in the dark of night!


They return before everyone wakes
and they are always in a different spot!

The children get so excited
trying to find where they have perched
 to watch all of the activity for the day!


Here are a few of the places they have been spotted!
Usually it is high out of reach of children
so that they won't be touched and loose
their magic!











I think I have over heard some major plans of mischief. Perhaps for the weekend.

Be sure to stop back by
and see just what they are up to!

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3 comments:

Jane said...

what a great tradition! I will have to file this one away for future grandchildren. Thanks for sharing...

Hugs,
Jane (artfully graced)

ps My eldest son got engaged tonight!!! We are thrilled!

jennifer said...

I agree with you on many aspects of this post. The idea behind it - the magic and the fun - is wonderful.

Have a great day!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

My kids have elfmagic and it still has to be requested from the North Pole. WE have done the elves for many years and the kids actually look more forward to them coming Thanksgiving Day Eve than anything. They so enjoy them.