Introducing Our Elf on the Shelf Gavin! #Blogmas

As I mentioned in yesterdays Blogmas post, one of the things I like most about Christmas is all the little traditions. Making memories is important to me and this is one time of year where it’s easy to spend lots of time having fun with the kids.

Elf on the shelfOne tradition I’ve never tried is Elf on the Shelf. Since the girls asked for an elf this year, I picked one up. We had a lovely time reading the story and in the end they girls decided to name our elf Gavin 😉 .

Every day in December Gavin will hide somewhere for the girls to find in the morning. I’m looking forward to seeing what mischief he gets up to. I’ll keep you all updated on his antics over Blogmas.

Elf on the shelfIf you have an elf, please let me know some ideas for things he can do! I’ve been looking on Pinterest and some other people blogs, but I’m hoping Gavin will come up with some original ideas too!

And what about other Christmas plans and traditions? This weekend we are planning to pick up our tree. Its my birthday tomorrow and so I’d like to go somewhere fun, where we can choose the perfect tree. I’m also going to go for a new decorating theme this year. We’ve done scan red and white so many times and this year I’d like to go for something a bit more quirky and retro.

Here’s a video from a couple of years ago of the kids decorating the tree. I can’t believe how little they look! Last year we had a real tree and I prepared it, so picking out a tree together will definitely be a new and important tradition. I’ll keep you updated on tree and decoration progress.

What Christmas traditions do you and your family have?

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