Wednesday 24 December 2014

How to say Goodbye on Christmas Eve to your Elf on the Shelf

So it was with sadness that we said goodbye to Elfie on Christmas Eve.  I didn't want to make too bigger deal about it, but then he deserved a pretty good send off and I wanted to end his adventures with a little something.  So we gave him cuddles and made sure he was waiting in the right place for Santa to pick him up (under the Xmas tree of course!)

And then I made a little book of his adventures and wrapped it and popped it under the tree with a card from Elfie.  I also made a Christmas Tree decoration with a photo of Elfie and Lily - this is another tradition we have that every year we make a Christmas Tree decoration with a photo of Lily and something 'Christmassy' happening.  Another Snapfish product, we chose the Snowflake Ornament this year (for obvious 'Frozen' reasons) you can see the other options here.

I made both the book and decoration through the Snapfish website and with it being a bit last minute (good ideas only come at the last minute right?) I did not in any way expect the book to turn up before Xmas.  I ordered it Saturday 20th Dec and it arrived on Tuesday 23rd December which is pretty amazing service in my book (see what I did there....)

 Here are some of the pages of the book -

Now we can read about his adventures at bedtime and talk about what he might do next Christmas, although I feel he may turn up on special occasions, will keep you posted!