Today I’m sharing with you a fun little post about the Elf on the Shelf. Have you seen it before? I love this little guy.
Story goes that the Elf comes every year around Christmas and watches the children of the house and reports back to Santa at the North Pole every night if they are being naughty or nice.
He’ll land in a different spot in the house upon his return.
Our Elf just arrives back to a different spot on a bookshelf at our house but my cousin, Jennifer Pitzel, gets really creative each year!
This full-time working mama with two kids gets the award for best Elf creativity.
The Pitzel family’s elf is Jacob Pickles. He arrives each year in an old suitcase carrying a letter and wrapped books that serve as an advent calendar.
Here is what the letter says:
***From North Pole Dear Children: I am pleased to be back in your house for the Christmas season! I have missed you! I will be reporting back to Santa every night to let him know if you have been naughty or nice. Don’t forget that an Elf’s favorite food is sugar! I will try not to get into too much trouble this year as Santa said I got into a lot of mischief last year. Lots of love, Your Friend Jacob Pickles ****
Like the letter states, he loves sugar. He took to cookie decorating right away. Then moved on to marshmallows.
He loves chilling in the freezer as it feels most like The North Pole.
And Jacob Pickles loves getting into mischief…
before tucking himself in to bed.
I’m going to be posting some more of these funny Elf On The Shelf photos each week before Christmas.
Has your Elf arrived to your house yet?
All photos and creative ideas by my cousin Jennifer Pitzel