Many families have added the Elf on the Shelf to their Christmas Traditions. It was only a matter of time before we started to scrap the Elf on the Shelf. If you do not own the Elf on the Shelf, you have probably heard of it before or seen photos shared by friends of the ingenious places that the Elf has turned up throughout the time leading up to Christmas. We use the Elf on the Shelf, but until I recieved a tip via the Scrap Mag site, I never thought about creating some pages showcasing the Elf’s adventures and the reactions of our children. Still unsure about this whole Elf on the Shelf thing? Check out this pinterest page showing Elf on the Shelf photos. Some are pretty creative and I got a lot of new ideas from the pinterest page. The photo below is from this fun blog post showing 8 days of their family’s Elf on the Shelf.
Looking for an Elf on the Shelf?
- Girl Edition – Girl Elf on the Shelf with themed Storybook
- Boy Edition – Boy Elf on the Shelf with themed Storybook
According to the Elf on the Shelf homepage, “Have you ever wondered how Santa knows who is naughty and who is nice? The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition is the very special tool that helps Santa know who to put on the Naughty and Nice list. This interactive holiday hide-and-seek tradition is perfect for children and families of all ages.” You can read the full story of the Elf on the Shelf here.
Check out the Elf on a Prima Shelf Contest which ends Dec 25th, 2012.
One Story Down has a Li’l Elf Notes Product which includes 22 phrases in 2 color sets and 1 with only black text. You receive printable jpg sheets and png files.
You can also find some neat Elf on the Shelf posing ideas in this free PDF from Living Locurto which includes 25 photos.
Some ideas for pages and photos revolving around the Elf on the Shelf are:
- Where the Elf is located and or moved to.
- The looks on the faces of the children when they first see the Elf.
- The children looking for the Elf.
- The excitement of the children finding the Elf.
The really nice layout pictured below is from Scrapbook-Bytes.com and the original can be seen here.
The Lily Pad’s Santa’s Little Helpers shown below is perfect for Santa’s workshop pages and projects and for documenting the antics of your own visiting elf, Santa’s Little Helpers contains the following hand drawn doodles: bag of coal, loose pieces of coal and “You’ve been naughty!” tag; 3 buttons, 5 standing elves in various poses, 3 gifts, 2 hats, 2 sets of jingle bells, North Pole sign, report to Santa, shelf, 2 seated elves and bag of toys and the following wordy-bits: bells, Christmas, coal, coming, elf, elves, helper, is, jingle, list, little, naughty, nice, North Pole, or, ?, report, Santa’s, the and where.
I expect a lot more Elf on the Shelf scrapbooking supplies to be available in the coming months. Elf on the Shelf is hugely popular and as people start seeing others document their Elf’s adventures, more will want to scrap about it. If you have added the Elf on the Shelf as a Christmas tradition in your family, enjoy it. I know our whole family does.