Tag Archives: Elf on the Shelf

Elf on the Shelf Ideas (from a busy parent)

Cole as "Crackle"

Love him or hate him, if you have small children and have adopted the Elf on the Shelf® tradition for your family you are likely beginning to run out of steam by now. Chances are you’ve been at it since Thanksgiving and are in the third week of making sure that the little red felt […]

I’ve changed my mind about our Elf on the Shelf.

Cole the Elf

Holiday traditions.  Every family has them.  Many are universally celebrated, and some are as unique as the people who celebrate them.  I grew up in a family that cherished our traditions and the holidays took on a certain rhythm of shopping, cooking, travelling, and then ultimately celebrating together. Fast forward to parenthood. The pressure is […]

Holiday Traditions: Elf on the Shelf. Or in our case “Elf off the Shelf”.

Cole the Elf... Our Elf on the Shelf.

He joined our family the day after Thanksgiving in 2009.  I was 8 months pregnant with Little Man and Curly Q was 3.  We were living in limbo, so to speak.  Our move to Maine was forthcoming, but first we had to celebrate Christmas, have a baby a couple of months after that, and then get […]