So, if you’re like our family, you have been doing the Elf on the Shelf for a few years now.
Each year it feels harder and harder to come up with ideas that you have not used every single year. I mean, how many marshmallow baths can an elf take?
Elf on the Shelf Memory Game
Shutterfly recently offered a free memory game that I thought would be a perfect Elf activity. Shutterfly offers excellent coupons and freebies that make this an affordable Elf treat.
I often take Elf photos on my iphone, so I uploaded a bunch to Shutterfly and made a Elf on the Shelf memory game. It took just a few minutes and turned out so cute! When it arrived, I was incredibly pleased by the quality of the game. Not only will it be special for this Christmas, but I think it will be special to play with every year.
Other Free Elf on the Shelf Ideas
If you do Elf on the Shelf, gather up photos of your elf antics and have them ready for the next time Shutterfly offers this fun freebie. Other common freebies that you could turn into Elf goodies:
- Puzzles (How cute would this be)
- Luggage tags (Perfect if you travel for the holidays)
- Magnets (Ideal for decorating a fridge or car)
- Pads of paper (Notes for the kids)
- Journals (Special Christmas keepsake)
If you don’t have photos of your Elf, maybe get him or her out of storage and style a few photos of Elf antics. You could then recreate the antic in December! And if you have never done Elf on the Shelf, buy an Elf now and get ready for making magic with your family throughout the Christmas season. It is SO fun.
I hope this inspires you to create something new and special for your family and your Elf this Christmas season.
Be sure to follow me on Instagram, as I will be sharing daily Elf photos in December. (Also, check out my new book Instagram account for lots of great literary inspiration. In December I plan to share a daily Christmas read!)
What are your favorite antics you’ve done with your elf?