All posts tagged: Elf on the Shelf

Special Saturday: Elf Ruberic, Holiday Announcements, and More

By Leslie Lindsay Happy Holidays, all!  Crazy time of year–and for that I am just now getting to my Friday blog–which was yesterday.  So, my apologies.  We’ll call this one “Special Saturday,” since it is after all, Christmas Eve. Ellie-the-Elf (our version of the Elf on the Shelf) has recently left an “Official Santa Ruberic” for our darling little elves.  It was all rolled up and secured with a ribbon, complete with sparkly green glitter.  Accompanying the ruberic was a letter indicating what this was all about: behavior. Specifically the behavior leading up  to the “big day” in which the big guy would roll down the chimney with a bag full of gifts.  My kids took one look at it and sort of rolled their eyes…”great, even Santa is into this behavior business like mom and dad.” Here it is if you all are looking for something similar.  This one was created by my hubby, so gotta give credit where credit is due! Ellie rubric  Okay, and the other thing is–I will be taking a brief hiatus from the blogosphere.  No worries–I’ll be back (are you …

The Ho Ho Ho Down: The Elf has landed

By Leslie Lindsay At our house, we have a tradition of a tiny little “elf” visiting our family each night.  I am sure you are somewhat aware of this tradtion–perhaps heard it called “The Elf on the Shelf.”  Alas, ours is not a true shelfie elfie, but a tiny Barbie doll (do they call them Chelsea dolls?) that I picked up at Target for 1/4 the price of the official elf on the shelf.  She wears a cute gingerbread-inspired outfit and her tiny facial features are down-right elfie so, she has become our “Ellie the Elf.” Ellie-the-elf made an sneak-peek appearance back in early Novemeber.   That got the girls excited for more.  She went back to the North Pole for awhile, to get further instructions from Santa.  A time or two in late Novermber, she made a re-appearance, and now that it is Decemeber, she’s back in full force. What’s the deal with this elf?!  Well, I will tell you: She hangs around watching the family seeking out good behavior.  You never know when you …