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Elves Behavin’ Badly This Christmas

I know I’ve said it a couple of times already but can you believe that Christmas is just around the corner. This year is really flying by. Next weekend the boys and I will be getting all the decorations out of the cupboard so that we can decorate the house and make it all festive. We are so excited to finally be able to decorate our tree. We will also be counting down to Christmas with our Advent Calendars, you can see our favourite calendars from this year here.  If you’re looking for a fun and alternative to chocolate countdown to Christmas why not have an Elf come and stay with you. From the 1st December right up until Christmas you hide your cheeky elf or elves around the house and create mini scenes to be discovered each morning.

If you’ve never heard of these cheeky little elves let me tell you a little about Elves Behavin’ Badly. The elf tradition came over to the UK from the USA several years ago. Year after year there has been a definite increase in interest and more and more parents are participating by setting up funny, creative and mostly festive elf scenes once their children have gone to sleep so that when they wake up they will find the elves the following morning.

Elf with the words "Be Good" written in rice crispies

If you already have an elf you can add other elves to your collection so that they can be involved in the festive fun too. How about a sleigh? or baby elves? Why not have them play party games or leave a special treat? you can make the elves be as well behaved or as naughty as you like but remember you are setting an example and if you want your children to behave maybe you should make sure the elves behave too.

The Elves Behavin’ Badly make for a great alternative to an Advent Calendar and are lots of fun. Many of my friends have the elves come as a spy for Santa and each day leading up to Christmas their elves can be found having fun and sometimes they leave lovely treats for the children. I have seen some great pictures over the years including shoe trains, snowman building kits and north pole cookie baking sets.

Elves in a shoe

For more information, competitions and elf scene inspiration be sure to check out Facebook and Instagram. Make sure to follow our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram too where I will sharing some of our favourite scenes throughout December too.

Elf painting a plaster cast elf

What started out as a little bit of fun is now becoming a nationwide tradition. It is as popular with adults as it is with children of all ages. Do you have elves come to visit throughout December?

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