This year I started a new tradition. In the past few months, I learned about the Elf on the Shelf concept, and decided it was time for us to start it. To make it short, the elf joins your family and every night he goes back to the North Pole to report back to Santa whether you've been bad or good. You aren't allowed to touch him, and each morning you have to go find where he is. After Christmas, he goes back to the North Pole until the following year. Of course this makes sense for children, but who cares if we don't have any; we are in love with our elf already and it's lots of fun to think of new things for him to do each day. :) I gave the elf to DH as a birthday present. :) We named him Jingle Ginger and he is just plain adorable!
He loves Christmas carols.
Last Saturday we put up the tree, and he seemed to like it!
He likes his name!
For the past couple of days DH had been wanting us to play this fun board game, since we always play when my mom is here and it's a lot of fun. It appears that Jingle Ginger wanted us to play too! And we did play that night, of course. :)
On Dec. 1st he reminded us it was time to start the Advent calendar! :)
This morning, he started showing his naughty side. He opened up the bag of chocolates and feasted on it! ;)
Do you have an elf? If you don't, it's not too late to start! :)