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Hey friends I have some fun plans for Infarrantly Creative this CHRISTmas season.  This is the first year that Isaac is old enough to understand the concept of Santa and CHRISTmas.  I want to establish some traditions with my family and decided to start by bringing some Elf Magic to our home.
Elf Magic Family
A friend told me about the Magic Elves and I had to have one!  The goal of the elves is “to encourage an upbeat Christmas animated through nightly adventures and daily play to help children instill memories, have fun and reinforce the true meaning of Christmas and family values.”   Click here to read more about the elves and what you get when you foot the bill for their travel ticket.

Elf Magic Boy (BlackHair/Light Skin/10-inch)

Ollie the Elf arrived on my front porch last week.  He is due to make his arrival in Isaac’s bedroom on December 13th.  Each day I will blog about the silly adventures Ollie goes on and I am going to use the elf to tell the story of the true meaning behind CHRISTmas. Daily I will blog about the crazy things Ollie does as well as the things he leaves behind, the messages he leaves and the challenges he gives to Isaac.  I am hoping to use the elf to tell the story of the birth of Jesus.

Will you join me and purchase a Magic Elf? You can copy exactly what I do with Isaac if you want, so you don’t even have to think about it!  Then on December 21st I will have an Elf Party where we can link up and share a story of how the elves brought some joy and magic to our homes.  I am also having an Elf Party at my house if you happen to be a Hoosier and live nearby email me and I will send you an invite.

You have until the 11th to purchase an Elf of your own to join me…so hurry, hurry…it is a long trip from the North Pole.

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  1. That is so fun!! WE do the elf on the shelf and my kids LOVE it. This is adorable. 🙂

  2. i'm going to do a beckie and make my own elf! and I'm pretty much the opposite of you in the 'crafty' department so that is saying something.

  3. These are so adorable! To think I could have missed out on them….I am so happy I subscribe to your Blog! I ordered two for my Grandchildren and I mentioned your Blog as to how I heard about them….We will be following along with the activities you have planned with your son…=)

    Thank you!

  4. I've heard about these and thought once K gets old enough we will do it to. I read not long ago about how a mother and daughter started this kind of thing YEARS ago with an old ugly piece of jewelry handed down to them and they went back and forth for years hiding it in each others house, sometimes taking months to find it before re-hiding it at the others house until the mother passed away from cancer – not before she got her last chance to hide it in her daughters house. Months after her passing the daughter found it with a long goodbye letter. I never cried so much over a post in all my life. What memories she has of this fun game and I look forward to doing the same thing with K.

  5. What a cute and different tradition. Can't wait to read about all their adventures. Is your mom all settled in now?


  6. I can't wait for the pennywise presents. I want to put up some of our own. Maybe I will win something! 🙂

  7. Too cute! We do something similar in our household but instead of an elf we have a Christmas angel. Her name is Noel and she comes by when we are gone or sleeping and leaves presents, letters, bible verses, etc. She brings things like cake mixes, cookie cutters, Christmas CDS and DVDs, little toy trinkets, sometimes outfits or pajamas, etc. It started as a way for me to help my 2 year old pass the time before Santa came. I had a few small holiday themed gifts that I gave her along with notes talking about Jesus and Santa, what she had done the day before, etc. It was a great way to use up those cute little things that kids like during the holiday season but are typically ready to be either thrown out or put away when the decorations come down. Now our Christmas stockings contain things that are geared more towards the rest of the year rather than specifically Christmas and Noel brings those Christmas things. Today I ordered a miniature rose bush from 1.800.FLowers to be delivered tomorrow as out first family gift from Noel. The plant will brighten our home and kick off the festivities!

  8. Our Elf on A Shelf appeared the day before Thanksgiving and my son rushes down each day to see where "Audie" has found himself. Ours is more about "be good because Santa's watching," but it's so fun!

  9. I have a beautiful ceramic elf (with wings) that I bought before my son was born, didn't have kids yet, didn't think that through :)I planned on using him as a "tattle tale elf" who reports to Santa whether you've been good or bad. That's why he needs wings, to fly to the north pole. This is the first year I have got him out, but I am so afraid of him getting broken, I won't let my son play with him. I love this idea so much more. I might have to make my own elf softie with wings and use my ceramic elf as decor. Thanks for posting this. I can't wait to see the the things your elf does.

  10. This is our second year having an Elf Magic Elf (and another random elf that I bought a few years ago).

    They arrived this morning.

    Can't wait to see what your ideas are as I'm sure I'll be out of them by the 11th!

    Connie@ Young and Relentless

  11. We started this tradition last year. My kids love it! They look forward to when the Elves arrive, and every morning is fun searching the house for them to see what they have done. I think this tradition is better than “Elf on the shelf”, because first of all they don’t look creepy, like the shelf elves do, and second, this year they started selling “Elf on the Shelf” at Target. My son said to me, “Mom how can Santa send it to your house, when you can buy them at Target?” It does take creativity though, so they are more work than the shelf Elf.

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