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Elf Antics!

This year we started a new tradition that seems to be all the rage these days–the Elf on a Shelf. The idea is that the Elf (Emily named ours Holly) watches the children in a household during the day, and then she reports back each night to Santa on whether each child was naughty or nice. Children may not touch the elf or she will lose her magic and will no longer be able to return to visit Santa. However, our elf, as apparently is typical, got bored each night while the house was asleep, and she got herself into mischief many times over. Here are some of her antics (at least the ones that were fit for public consumption!):

I’d love to hear about whatever trouble your elf may have gotten into, too!

  • Laura A - December 27, 2011 - 1:54 pm

    Looks like fun!!ReplyCancel

  • sam - December 27, 2011 - 1:55 pm

    I had never heard of Elf on the shelf until this year. It’s not done in the UK. I think I am going to adopt the tradition next year!

    Great photos.. totally fun!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - December 27, 2011 - 2:38 pm

    Oh my. Love these! We didn’t do any elf pictures this year, but such a fun idea. Love the bokeh in the last one.ReplyCancel

  • angela king - January 1, 2012 - 11:44 am

    so cute! our elf was lucky if remembered to move each night. lol. i lOVE the shoes. so much fun!ReplyCancel

  • Ali C - January 1, 2012 - 11:58 am

    OMG, the shoes! Looks like your elf had a grand time, especially with the wine! Such fun memories!ReplyCancel

  • […] Christmas brought with it a new tradition for our family: Holly, our Elf on the Shelf. For us, Holly is a whole-family tradition, because we take turns helping her to carry out her […]ReplyCancel

  • […] are entering year three of our Elf! (Year one is here , and year two is here and here.) Admittedly, she hasn’t been as busy this year as she […]ReplyCancel

  • […] Here are her past antics: 2014, 2013, 2012 part 1 and 2012 part 2, and 2011. […]ReplyCancel