I’m sorry for disappearing these last few weeks (precious thanks to those of you who have reached out wondering what in the world happened to me – you blessed me very much).
Some things are going on in my world that have required my undivided attention.
But I did have a few minutes today to put together a little post about that mischievous elf that comes to visit some of your Happy Homes this month.
We don’t own an actual Elf on the Shelf. Our elf, Ned, was found at a local Marshall’s several years ago.
I had high hopes of doing clever ideas with him last Christmas all month long, but only ended up doing a total of like 8 days of elf antics. Mostly because I forgot all the other 17 days and also mostly because the Happy Buddy was more interested in opening his chocolate Advent calendar each morning than he was in looking for Ned, so I figured why waste all that time and mental energy????
To top it off, I had this personal conviction to make all of Ned’s poses Christ-centered, which proved to be a bit more creatively challenging than I thought. Oh the things we do to ourselves. #gluttonforpunishment
I don’t even know if I am going to bring Ned out this year after reading this lady’s post (keeping it real, people), but for those of you who need some elf inspiration, I absolutely love helping make your lives easier and your homes happier.
Here are a few of the antics our elf did last year that I actually remembered to photograph…
Here is Ned captivating an audience with a story about Jesus’ birth.
Ned being a little drummer boy for baby Jesus.
Ned getting into the refrigerator magnets – I had no idea that elves knew how to spell!
Ned all dressed up for Christmas Eve services.
And finally, Ned decided that he wanted in with the 3 kings.
I put together a list of 23 Elf ideas in this image for you to refer to throughout the month of December should you find yourself in a creative rut!
Happy Elf Antics-ing!
*Need even more ideas? Check out my Elf-capades Pinterest Board HERE!*