A new Christmas tradition with The Elf on the Shelf®

Christmas is our favourite time of year and both Nick and I have our own little traditions that we've been brought up with that we still do to this day. Both our parents were fantastic when it came to making Christmas special for us when we were children so when we had Noah we knew that we wanted to make it just as magical for him.

Noah has only just turned two but we've created some lovely family traditions already such as Christmas Eve Boxes, Advent Calenders, Christmas arts and crafts, Noah chooses a new bauble for the tree every year, a Christmas story on Christmas Eve, visiting Father Christmas and so on but we had room for one more, The Elf on the Shelf

We have a new addition to our family this Christmas, our Scout Elf is currently on her way from the North Pole! (I know she's in the kitchen cupboard really but lets play along guys!) She will be making her grand entrance tomorrow and I am so excited to introduce Noah to her and the whole tradition. 

Everyday through December, up until Christmas our Scout Elf will be making her way through the house, playing, celebrating, getting up to micheif and so on. She will be in a different location every morning and it's going to be an absolute joy watching Noah find where she is everyday! 

If you want to know more about The Elf on The Shelf or find local adoption centre's then take a look on the website and if you want to follow our Scout Elf shenanigans then keep an eye on my facebook and instagram feed! 

I'm so excited to start out brand new tradition tomorrow morning and know that both myself and Noah are going to thoroughly enjoy it! 


  1. I can't wait to see your posts about what you elf is getting up to. I still think Emily is kind of little this year, but next year I cannot wait to introduce her to elf on the shelf! xx
    Steph | www.raisingemily.net

  2. I think this is absolutely wonderful. Beautiful traditions and so many happy memories for when Noah is grown up x

  3. We do this every year and both my boys aged 6 and 9 love it, the only problem is I often forget and I'm trying to find something naughty for the elf to get up to at midnight!!

    Kirsty Fox

  4. We've chosen not to do the elf on the shelf, mainly because it will set us up for years of coming up with new things and we're lazy :D but I admire people who have the imagination :)

  5. I think I am the most useless elf owner. I never remember !

  6. My kids love their elves. Lots of fun and excitement

  7. My kids love their elves. Lots of fun and excitement