I don't know if you have heard of this or not but last night while we were eating dinner "santa" rang the doorbell. When we answered the door this little Elf was there with a letter from Santa and a book about the Elf. You should have seen the kids eyes when we read the letter to them. They were so excited.
Here is a fun new tradition you can start in your home. Elf on the Shelf is a little elf doll that reports directly to Santa Claus. Kids can tell the elf their Christmas wishes. It was so cute Trey actually went up to the Elf careful not to touch him, "there are specific rules that you are not to touch the elf or his magic will wear off and he won't be able to talk to Santa" and Trey whispered what he wanted for Christmas. They may also want to be on their very best behavior as the Elf on the Shelf has Santa's ear. Some children also like to name their elf. We named our Elf Arnie.
The elf moves around your home during the weeks before Christmas. During the holidays the elf watches the kids carefully during the day. At night when the kids are sleeping the elf magically returns to the North Pole to report to Santa Claus. In the morning the elf appears in a new place which offers a daily hide-and-seek ritual for kids. Kids will love trying to locate the elf's new location each morning. Grace found him this morning and was so excited to be the first one to find him. Elf on the Shelf comes with a hardcover book that explains the story and an elf doll.
The only thing we wish we he would have gotten here sooner. I just love this. They actually cleaned the game room on their own last night without us asking! Wish he could stay year round but the book says he goes back to the north pole after Christmas and returns the next year. I would highly recommend one of these guys for your house.