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Thursday, August 26, 2010

It's Elf Month!

This month many Christmas bloggers are celebrating Santa's special friends, the Elves!

There are so many ways you can invite these sweet little magical helpers into your  Christmas home...the possibilities are endless!

You could make Martha Stewart's pinecone elves!

These wooden dolly clothes peg elves are so cute and they are easy to make too!

Maybe you could bake a big batch of elves snickerdoodle cookies!

Or you could make some Happy Elf Cookies!

Family Fun has a great idea-you can make this cute Santa and Elf Shelf for your mittens or hats!

My favourite elf idea is wonderful if you have small children but it would be fun for older kids too...

The Elf on the Shelf is a little elf who comes straight from the North Pole! The "official" Elf on the Shelf  (or any other elf!)  arrives at your home early in the Christmas season to spend the holidays with your family.

Each night the Elf on a Shelf returns to the North Pole, while your children are sleeping, to report to Santa regarding their behavior. The next morning, after the children wake up, they will magically find the elf back from the North Pole, resting in a different spot - in the pantry, in the bathroom, wherever. 

Click here for 10 brilliant ideas on what your magic elf might get up to each night while the kids are sleeping!

The Elf on the Shelf site is full of fun ideas and games that your kids will love!

I couldn't publish a post about elves without including something about the most famous elf of all! I hope you enjoy this short clip from one of my favourite movies, Elf, starring Will Ferrell. 

Buddy will always be my very favourite elf!

Thank you for visiting me today and Happy Rudolph Day to my Christmassy friends! To see more Elf Magic and learn more about Elves be sure to visit these sites:

Rudolph Day 
Magical Holiday Home
Enter with a Christmas Heart
What Makes Me Happy

Thank you also to the following sweet ladies who are hosting these great linky parties:

Michael LeeCindy, Jen and Holly! 

Finally, I am linking up with Tinsel and Company's weekly 
Deck the Halls party-thanks for having me!

Blessings and best wishes to you all dear friends,
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