25+ Elf on the Shelf Ideas with Printable Calendar (+ an #ElfontheShelf Link Party!)

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Elf on the Shelf Ideas & printable calendarHave you joined the Elf on the Shelf craze? Does your family have an elf that comes to visit during the month of December? I’ve been on the fence about it for a while. But, after Big Brother’s reaction to the North Pole Experience last weekend,  I just couldn’t resist. At 6, he is so into the magic of Christmas. And, thanks to a reminder from my friend Becca at My Crazy Good Life, we found a VERY cute elf that would be just perfect for our family! Christopher Pop-in-Kins arrived at our house last night (after a long journey from the North Pole by way of the Amazon 😉 ). Isn’t he cute?! Christopher Pop-in-Kins Elf on the ShelfAnd so, a new fun tradition is started for our family today. Christopher “popped” in for the first time last night. He listened to Santa and stayed very high – at the top of our draperies in the vaulted ceiling room. He had a note attached to him that greeted the boys. It read, “It’s the first of December and I’ve come to visit for the month. I brought a special book that tells you more about me. Can you find it?” The boys loved searching around for the book and then hearing his story. They are so very excited that Christopher will be joining us for the month of December. It will be fun to see what hiding places are little elf friend finds this month. To help him out, a friend of mine made calendar with enough ideas to take you all the way to Christmas! Just click the link below to download the printable file!

Elf on the Shelf Ideas Link Party #ElfontheShelf

And, now, how about a fun Elf on the Shelf ideas link party! I’ve teamed up with Amy from OC Mentor, Becca from My Crazy Good Life, and Emily from Our Knight Life to host this fun and creative linkup!

The idea is simple–every Sunday we’ll be here with a new linkup for you to add your Elf on the Shelf ideas. Add your link (to your Elf on the Shelf post, not your homepage) below and visit some of the other participants to see what their elves are up to. We would love for you to join in the fun with us and link up your Elf on the Shelf posts!

Please grab the button or give a text link back to the party so other people know where to find us! By linking with us, you are allowing the hosts to use one image from your linked post to potentially feature in future posts or on our social media channels (we love to promote fun posts!).

Elf on the Shelf Link Party…

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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!


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