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December is near, which means a certain little festive elf will be returning to many homes and causing some havoc all in the name of Christmas magic. Of course, I am talking about the Elf on the Shelf – a modern tradition that is becoming more and more popular in households with kids.
To help keep you organised during December, I have created a free printable Elf on the Shelf planner!
Elf on the Shelf
If you haven’t heard of Elf on the Shelf (and have perhaps been living under a rock during the past couple of Decembers… or at least avoiding social media), it involves the arrival of a rather cute little Elf on the 1st of December each year.
He visits your house each day to make sure the children of the household are behaving. Each night he returns to the North Pole to let Santa know if the child has been naughty or nice.
But that’s not where the story ends. The Elf on the Shelf is a mischievous critter and gets into all sorts of fun during his visits. But he cannot be touched. If he is touched, the magic disappears.
What This Means For Parents
It pretty much means not only do you have a little fun getting creative each night with your Elf on the Shelf’s location and latest mischief. But you also have extra incentive to keep the kids behaving in the lead up to Christmas.
No wonder so many parents are on board with this new tradition.
Personally I was one of those people who screwed up my nose and thought it was kind of silly. Then I had kids and started to come around to the idea. Now we have a regular visitor – Bo the Elf each year!
This is our Elf – who happens to be an adorable boy Elf. But you can get girls too and with different hair colours and skin tones. You can get your own ELF.
Free Printable Elf On The Shelf Planner
It can be surprisingly hard coming up with creative Elf on the Shelf ideas each night. It isn’t too uncommon to forget sometimes too, unless you plan ahead!
This printable Elf on the Shelf planner will help you avoid that. It is for you to print off and help keep you organised and creative with your planning during your Elf visits.
Get your FREE PRINTABLE PLANNER:
You can also find some awesome and creative Elf on the Shelf inspiration from last year, courtesy of my friend Jess. I’m looking forward to seeing her cool ideas again this year!
And in case you get a bit forgetful during December, make sure you’ve got a few excuses for why the Elf on the Shelf forgot to move too!
Check out more Christmas ideas here:
- Tips to simplify your Christmas
- Non-toy gift ideas for kids
- Christmas traditions to start
- How we do family Secret Santa
- Free Printable Santa gift tag
Do you have an Elf on the Shelf visiting your home this year?