Friday, December 4, 2009

25 Days of Christmas.....the Elf


I have seen on many blogs about the "Elf on a Shelf".
and it is written like someone just came up with that idea a couple of years ago.
which I totally don't understand because I'm 53 years old and my mom told us this story back when we were little. She had these little pixie elves and she would place them throughout our home. We knew that these elves were spies for Santa and they would report back any bad behavior. Santa threats are just the greatest when your kids are young......I learned this when I had kids! Some of my kids best behavior occured during the month of December! So I'm wondering how old is this story?

anyway, when we were older and had our own homes and kids, my mom gave each of us one of those elves from our childhood. Mine, his head is about to fall off but regardless, he sits up on my mantle every single year. I love him as it brings back childhood memories. My mom always made Christmas time in our home the best! Most all of the traditions that I have with my kids came from what mom and dad did for us!

probably one of the reasons it is my favorite time of the year!

later...

2 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

~Ah! I just adore the sweet "Elf on the Shelf". My sister and her huband have started it with their sons now. So cute!

Your blog is looking beautiful!

Many Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Carrie said...

I think that is such a cute idea I wish I had known about it when my kids were young you think it would work on them now?