Getting Ready for Christmas - The Elf on the Shelf

It’s almost December 1st!!!!! – eeek, I love Christmas -  I could live quite happily in a winter wonderland all year round (somewhere like hogsmead – or Hogwarts) – ahhh I think I need to have a Harry Potter movie marathon sometime soon…  Anyway back to Christmas.
Last year I bought Keaton an Elf on the Shelf – if you don’t know what it is, keep reading.
It’s not popular in New Zealand, actually, I don’t think you can get them in stores here, I picked mine up through book depository, but I think the “trend” is starting to pick up here slowly.

So what is the elf on the shelf? – An elf (either Boy or Girl) comes to “stay” at our house one the 1st of December, and  will go back to the north pole every night to report back to Santa how the child has been behaving. They come back every morning and are in a completely new place, doing something crazy (this is optional). On the 24th December ,the elf gets a ride back to the north pole on Santa’s sleigh and will remain there for another year, until December 1 comes around again.
Ours has been named Basil, and Keaton knows he is coming, but is not entirely sure who or what he is, so it’s going to be a lot of fun. We have been reading the book that came with Basil – which explains what he does and how he comes and so on, (if you are thinking of getting one, defiantly get the one with the book).

There are heaps of things the elves do – they are never in the same place, and get up to mischief while you are sleeping… this is going to be fun. Some of the things they can get up to are below (thanks Pinterest) – I will definitely be using some of these idea’s, along with some I will have to conjure up. Keep a look out for a follow up post on all things elf on a shelf, and also make sure you follow me on Facebook and Instagram – to see what Basil gets up to.

Image: Pinterest
Image: Pinterest
Image: Pinterest
Image: Pinterest
Starting from December 1, I will be joining 11 other Kiwi Mummy Bloggers in a 12 Days of Christmas Collaboration.

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2 comments

  1. I don't think anyone in the UK knows what an Elf on the Shelf is...so that you for enlightening me!


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  2. I am not sure where it originated from - I thought it was either UK or America - so must be America then :) Thanks for stopping by :)

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