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Elf on the Shelf Ideas….Which Was Your Favorite?

25 Dec

 

So the Elf on the Shelf marathon is over. For those who missed it or are not sure what in the world this is, it is a small figure of an elf who appears every day in the month preceding Christmas. The elf is charged with heading back to the North Pole each night to report on the behavior of the children in the house (So, he/she is a glorified – not golden – SNITCH).

Some elves appear each morning in a different spot, which is clear evidence that he/she spent the night traveling. Others scold their children through messages. Yet others are quite mischievous and wrap the house in toilet paper or paint on sleeping children’s faces. Ours, who is named Lucia, rummaged about the house each night and created little scenes with the flotsam and jetsam she found. We like to think of it as performance art, she and I.

The following are most of Lucia’s creations in no particular order. Some you may have seen before, but I thought it would be worthwhile to gather them all in one post for future reference, posterity and all that. I’d love to hear which ones were your favorites!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to you. I am so glad I can share our family’s new and old traditions with you!

Diamonds are an Elf's Best Friend 1

Diamonds are an Elf’s Best Friend 1

Diamonds 2

Diamonds 2

She must have been inspired by my niece who was the Lucia this year in her community's celebration of this Swedish tradition

St. Lucia – She must have been inspired by my niece who was the Lucia this year in her community’s celebration of this Swedish tradition of her namesake

Lucia celebrating sincretization of religions with some of her Cuban friends...Elegguá (as Saint Anthony), Oshún, and Yemayá. Aché!

Lucia celebrating syncretization of religions with some of her Cuban friends…Elegguá (as Saint Anthony), Oshún, Yemayá and Changó. Aché!

Sugar rush indeed....The pressure of constant travel and a duplicitous lifestyle gets to the elf and she self-medicates

Sugar rush indeed….The pressure of constant travel and a duplicitous lifestyle gets to the elf and she self-medicates…with disastrous results

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