Do you have an Elf of the Shelf? We purchased The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition last year and loved every second of it! We are always looking for new Elf on the Shelf Ideas and when my friend told me about this one, I HAD to do it. Don’t forget to check out all of our Elf on the Shelf Ideas!
The boys and I have discussed the need to clean out the playroom and put some toys aside for other little boys who would love to have them. My friend told me yesterday about seeing somewhere that someone’s elf had arrived with boxes to help with this chore. So I decided to do our own version of this. Our elf does not arrive for the season until we put our tree up for Christmas, but this morning he made a special appearance!
He came with a note and shopping bags explaining for each boy to fill up a shopping bag with gently used toys and that he would return around Thanksgiving to see how they did. When the boys went in the playroom to fill up their bags, I quickly hid the elf and replaced him with some treats. They were thrilled at his visit and said they can’t wait for his return so they can thank him for his candy! I promised I would email Santa with a picture of their filled bags.