We began The Elf on the Shelf tradition last night, with a mystery knock on the door, followed by noticing a wrapped box at our door, the girls wildly opening it, and discovering their new elf. Let’s just say W was more than a little excited that she got her very own elf – “Like in the movie, Mama!”
For those interested in starting the tradition with your family, here’s how it works, if you’re explaining it to your children…
W named our elf, Snowflake. At first, she wanted to name him Boozer, after our dog, but I told her to think of a new name, and that he may get confused if we are talking to our dog, Boozer. Well, she looked at E’s pajamas (that had snowflakes all over them), and said “Let’s call him Snowflake!” Works for me. This morning, W was so excited to look for him, and as soon as she came into the den, she noticed him right away. His spry little self was perched on one of our picture frames. This tradition, should be fun…that’s if we remember to move him EVERY night!
After decorating our house for Christmas this past weekend, I was so excited to get the Holiday Nest Candle for the season. If you haven’t smelled it yet, you NEED it in your life. It’s by far my favorite smelling candle for Christmas time. It’s already been lit on our mantle every night…
I know many of you start an advent calendar tomorrow, we’ll be doing the same. Here’s our Nutcracker Advent Calendar….
In each door, I’m going to place a typed bible verse and four Smarties candies (two for each girl, each day). Growing up, we always each had our own, where we’d get a piece of chocolate everyday…but seriously, y’all, my children don’t need that kind of caffeine yet. If you’re interested in typing up your own bible verses for your advent calendar, click here for a variety of “children-related” verses to choose from. Or if you’d like a list of 25 verses I’ve chosen for our advent calendar, click here or click on the candles image, on my sidebar.
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