As parents, we get to decide how we handle certain holiday traditions. Do you teach your kids about Santa? If you do, does Santa wrap presents or leave them by the stockings unwrapped? Does your celebration revolve around the Nativity and the Baby Jesus? Do you open presents on Christmas Eve? Or is Christmas morning your big hurrah?
Is there an Elf that makes its way throughout your house each night? WATCHING YOUR EVERY MOVE?
Creepy? Or, loads of fun for the entire family.
(Although, let’s get real. Santa is a big, bearded dude that come to your house through the chimney while everyone is sleeping and we’re all totally okay with that. The hell?)
I’ve seen some pretty strong opinions about this Elf on the Shelf business. You wouldn’t expect that a *ahem* fake elf could cause so much controversy. AND YET. There are some parents that can’t stand the idea. And so many that absolutely love the fun and holiday spirit that it brings to their home.
Love it or hate it, there are some pretty fun versions of this family tradition. And recently, I’ve been thoroughly entertained by my friend Shannon and her Elf on the Shelf, Gingie. So, in honor of Friday, we thought it would be fun to share some of Gingie’s greatest hits.
Like, making sure the kids know that it’s NOT the parents doing all this:
They are from the North Pole, right? This makes sense.
Sometimes you just can’t help yourself. Apparently.
Bathroom decorations. Now with more cowbell. And mean bows.
This guy IS pretty nice to bring all the treats.
So what about your family? Do you Elf on the Shelf?