Our Favorite Elf on the Shelf Ideas


I have to admit, a few years ago I thought the whole Elf of the Shelf idea was pretty silly.  But then we received this little package on our doorstep…

I had no idea the impact she would have on me our children and how much joy they would express as they run around our house every morning searching for her.
We have fallen in love with the silly little elf!
Her name is Elfie Jingles.

She was pretty shy at first and just popped around hiding in little corners of our shelves. 

But later started getting comfy and making herself at home. 

 She sure isn’t shy anymore!

She’s even made some new friends… 

…and keeps in touch with her elf friend, Buddy! (our nephew’s elf)

Buddy gets a little rowdy at times, but definitely has a lot of fun!

Props to my sister for her creativeness! 

 I was completely wrong about the whole elf idea.  I’m so glad Elfie Jingles chose our family.  We sure do love her and hope she comes back year after year.
Sharing our ideas at It’s Overflowing.

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Do you have an elf?  Please share your elf with us by linking below!  I enjoy seeing everyone else’s creativity!



  1. Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds

    Your elf has a VERY busy life. Loved your post. It made me smile.

  2. NanaDiana

    Love your elf. We have a naughty one, too. Just this morning he was a shower peeper as MyHero was showering- tsk…xo Diana

  3. Katie @ sweetgirlexpressions

    I love this idea! Our elf, Jasper is a little bit of a handful!! 🙂

  4. Sharon @ mrshinesclass

    What fun ideas! Love the tp on the tree and ceiling fan…that's my favorite.

  5. Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR

    So cute! I hope to have an elf next year!!

  6. Jeannie Marie

    I don't have an elf 🙁 but I love the game that is played in a house with children. It's fun for me to see all the creative ways the elf shows up everywhere.

  7. Maria Elena

    Tami, what cute and fun ideas! 🙂 Just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Merry Christmas! Enjoy this special time of the year! Hugs, Maria

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