Blogmas 2020: Elf On the Shelf

Since I enjoyed Blogmas so much last year, I decided to join in with Tamy over at Chasing My Life again this year. In keeping with the no stress theme of it all, I probably won’t join in every day. Already, this week (OH, this week. SIGH), I’m somehow working every single day after only planning (never make plans!) on a couple.

I digress. Today’s topic is Elf on the Shelf.

Buddy arrived at our house pretty late as far as the boys’ ages go. After over-ruling my husband on the matter, I brought Buddy home during J’s 5th grade year. His teacher had one for the classroom that moved each night and he kept saying we should get one. So, I went ahead with the idea using some Hallmark “bucks” and coupons to make it happen.

It was well after December 1st and so he’d been “lost in a snow storm” and since we’d just watched the movie Elf, his name immediately became Buddy. He moves each night sometimes getting into a tiny bit of mischief along the way.

And sometimes he brings small gifts. Usually around Saint Nicholas Day because why not mix up all the traditions. This year, I think that’s the day he’ll probably arrive along with a box of his very own breakfast cereal to share.

It’s now simply a tradition to find the elf each morning and my older teenager now sometimes helps with the moving of the elf. However, if I were starting this with young children, I’d definitely go the Kindness Elves route.  





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6 thoughts on “Blogmas 2020: Elf On the Shelf

    1. Jean Post author

      We almost didn’t get Buddy but I’m glad I went ahead with it, he’s been a lot of fun. Going to have to hop over and visit you later tonight. Happy Blogmas!

  1. Tamy

    I LOVE Buddy being lost in a snowstorm 😀 We’ve “adjusted” over the years too with all that’s gone on, but I’m really loving the NISSE relaxed route we’ve adopted for this year. I’m glad you’re enjoying the relaxed BLOGMAS this year.
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    1. Jean Post author

      Love the idea of the more relaxed route. Luckily with teenagers, I don’t have to get too excited about the elf moving. Probably do it more for fun for myself these days anyway. Yes, I love the relaxed pace of Blogmas!

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