Elves and Fairies

I am sure you are all familiar with the Elf on the Shelf book/tradition (if not, visit ElfOnTheShelf.com to learn more!) that started several years ago.

The internet starts buzzing this time of the year as parents search for fun, new ideas for the family Elf during the holiday season! While I do not have children of my own just yet, I DO have a niece and a nephew who come over regularly. Even though my new house is still a work in progress, I still make a point to make their visits with me a little magical. I guess I just want to be known as the “cool Aunt”! So last year, I bought my very own Elf on the Shelf and am determined to come up with a bunch of creative ideas for the holidays this year.

When my niece and nephew come for visits, we tend to spend a lot of time in the yard. We make little nature crafts, play tag, have tea parties and race battery powered cars. I love to let them be imaginative, so we play restaurant, house…whatever they want. Sometimes I think I have more fun than they do, because I get the added pleasure of listening to their crazy cute imaginations!

I just found this over-the-top cute idea for the yard that I was thinking to incorporate with Elf on the Shelf this holiday season – a tiny Elf/Fairy door that you can attach to a tree!


I can’t wait to have the kids over and put the Elf out in the garden next to this little door and tiny windows! I am also going to head over to the craft store for some tiny little garden pots! The site I found that sells the door (see link above) also has other little Elf/Fairy furniture, houses, etc.The Elf can come for the holidays, then I can get a little fairy and gnome for the rest of the year!

 This will be so fun for the little ones!

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