Oh, the great 'Elf on the Shelf' debate... Prior to last year, we were undecided on whether we were going to join the craze and buy an Elf. We knew full well that it was a decision which would commit us to the annual tradition so long as our children were into it; and judging by our friends, who took the plunge with their children, we knew it would be for at least a few years. After some discussion on what our new holiday guest would be observing from his daily perch, and deciding that we would make it about our family being festive and not the suggested naughty/nice - we introduced the Elf, whom Hudson named Chrissy, on December 1st of 2014. He was instantly a beloved favourite, and truly the first Christmas tradition that Hudson really got into... and so did his parents! From Rob and I trying to one up each other on a nightly basis, to Hudson's frantic searching and insatiable squeals of delight from the morning hunt to find Chrissy, we all got in on the fun. Having our 'Elf on the Shelf' started our Christmas off on the best note I could ever hope for, and this year I'm likely more excited than Hudson for the anticipated return of our beloved Elf.
Rob and I have been discussing all kinds of fun things for Chrissy to get up to this year and I look so forward to being able to share them all in weekly blog and vlog posts. As part of my mini "Elf on the Shelf series", I've partnered the business, Wall Design Studio No 142. They've kindly given me one their, adorable, personalized Elf door and mat sets. The door itself adorns a really cute wreath with the name of your family's Elf on it. The decals are made of durable vinyl that's reusable, so they can be enjoyed for years to come! Check out the video for more on the set:
In addition to kindly providing my family with our own set, they've kindly offered to provide a giveaway for one! Enter below: