Monday, December 8, 2008

The elves are watching!


Last year I started a new family tradition that is so much fun! Quietly in the middle of the night an elf door appeared by my front door. My little kids of course noticed it and asked me what it was? I told them well you know santa's elves are every wear watching to see if you are naughty or nice. My Daughter Madie said you mean thats a door that leads to the north pole. I thought this is good!! I said yes Madie . The Elves are coming and going all the time just watching to see if we are being good boys and girls!!

I love the magic of Christmas.


My question of the day what are some of your family's Christmas traditions? If you have them posted on your blog leave a link I would love to read about them..

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16 comments:

gingela5 said...

I don't have any tried and true traditions yet. I keep trying to think of some to start before we start a family!

JANE said...

Next week we will do one of my favorites1 As soon as Big Daddy gets home, we go out to eat at a sit down restaurant not fast food, you understand. Then we go downtown and look at Christmas lights, then we come back out to our neck of the woods and drive around looking at more!! I LOVE it!!
Love your Elf door and I might just steal that one!!

Ter said...

our main tradition at christmas was to decorate our house the weekend between our birthdays (his Nov. 29, mine Dec. 4) or if one of our birthdays landed on the weekend we would decorate that day.

Well, this year there is no tree, no decorations... no bear.. :(

I'm a real downer. sorry. but I'm glad you are making these memories for your children.... thank goodness you have them and I hope someday I will meet you and your whole family.

Supercool Hotmama said...

That is seriously the cutest idea EvEr! Next year our elves are coming in through their own door!

Heather said...

I want to do a fairy door in our house. I love the idea!

Yarni Gras! said...

we have several....click on holidays on my sidebar to read them if you'd like!
I LOVE the elf door idea....I wish my kids were younger...I'd do it too!

Yaya said...

That's awesome!

tara @ kidz said...

That is seriously so cute! I love it! When my little girl's older I'll get the gnome out and tell her it's an elf - so cute!

We have tons of family traditions. One we still keep is doing a family candlelight/tree light dinner sometime before Christmas and tell our new year's resolutions. Another is making and decorating sugar cookies and giving them to the neighbors. And a million more....

shaina said...

We always take a Christmas eve picture in our red jammies (heath and I have santa pants/jammies) and we incorporate them into our decorations every year, so we can see our Christmases through the years.

Karen and Matt said...

I love the elf door! So cute! We open pj's every year, and deocorate christmas cookies!

WheresMyAngels said...

WE just started a new one. My daughter put her letter to Santa under the tree and he came and picked it up last night.

My favorite this time of year is "Aysha, you want me to call Santa? You know he is on speed dial. You don't? Well them you best do what mamma ask you to do!"

I'm Always Rite said...

We only get 3 presents each since that is how many the wise men brought Baby Jesus and it helps us focus more on the true meaning of Christmas and really it's mroe economical and we get gifts that totally rock! Also, we have a Hawaiian Christmas dinner like the Macanas's did for the ward party the first year we were at Travis. Those are the only two traditions we really keep up with steadily. :)

Kelly said...

We've got Elfie, the elf, who does the same thing...keeping the kids in line during the holidays. Wish I could say it worked perfectly. But then again wish I could say I work perfectly too! I'll be posting about Elfie soon at my blog,
I'll tell you later Betty

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Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

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