There is a 'standard' Elf on The Shelf, but as our family likes to be a bit different (and to be honest I found that one a bit creepy and decided ours should be cuddly) I plumped for this gorgeous fella:
|Meet Elf Pepper Jollybells Winters!|
OK, I know, I know, there are lots of arguments right there about whether this is a good idea or not, but to me it seemed like just a bit of fun, and so last year I took the plunge immediately (spontaneous, moi?!) and dashed off to acquire our family an Elf.
He came in a box with his very own passport, record card for himself and behaviour charts for the girls. The latter were not so well filled out to be honest. But Elf Pepper amused us all (mostly Chris & me) with his antics daily, and caused a couple of headaches and post-midnight panics as we remembered he had to 'do' something overnight and we hadn't yet decided what. Rather than list them all (as there are hundreds of websites out there with great ideas for you!) I thought I'd just give you a photo collage of our December last year.
My favourite was probably the 'car parked badly' idea... he hadn't been drinking, he's just never learned to drive.
So if you do find that you can't stop yourself from dashing out to buy one, and that your brain is aching for all of Advent, please don't blame me. I did warn you.
If you're intrigued and want to know what the standard one looks like, you can check here - but only if you promise to leave me a comment first!!!