Faith Based Elf On The Shelf Idea- It Struck My Fancy
Are you running low on ideas for that pesky Elf that lives everywhere but the flipping’ shelf??? I have one for you. You’re welcome. All kidding aside, the whole Elf on the Shelf thing is pretty exhausting, is it not? I hear ya. That is why I have this Faith Based Elf On The Shelf Idea, and you know what…It Struck My Fancy.
First off, you have to come up with an idea that your elf hasn’t done before…or you think you should.
We have had an Elf on the Shelf for a few years now, so my ideas are running pretty low. I do go to Pinterest for ideas but most are just too involved for me. I’ve done a few, and that was enough. I still think that I need to come up with something new every year….so I keep referring to the collection of ideas I have pinned on Pinterest.
Then you have to do any prep that might be needing to be done to pull off his epic adventure.
Now, back to talking about the ideas tending to be very involved. I am usually all about this until I actually have to do it. My older daughter is now in charge of what new things the Elf will do (she hijacked my Pinterest account). I tell her we can only do maybe FOUR ideas that are very involved and that she has to help me do the prep. I try to get any prep done when they are at school so that I can just pull it all out and set it up when they go to bed. Most of the time it seems that I am prepping it right before setting it up. I am just wanting EASY people, easy.
Then you have to wait for those kids to be good and asleep.
Here is the biggest issue, for me anyway. Far too many times, I have had a kid come down AFTER I have already moved or set up the Elf in it’s new position. Good GRIEF! So, now I wait a LONG time and sometimes that leads to me falling asleep and forgetting. Luckily, that older kid I told you about, she has my back! She has, on more than one occasion, moved the Elf in the morning before her siblings were up. I say this, because you just may want to get someone to cover your butt for you as well.
Faith Based Elf On The Shelf Idea –
Place the Elf in your Manger Scene
Now on to my idea for a Faith Based Elf on the Shelf Idea. Honestly this came about not so much because I wanted a Jesus Centered idea for my Elf. I just though, “oh I haven’t put him on there yet.” Not to mention there is NO prep work, but you do still have to wait for them to be good and asleep. Oh, and the Reindeer looked cute there too. I have no idea why I got the Reindeer…just one more thing to add into the mix….ugh!
Easy as anything….prop you Elf in your Manger Scene. I have seen some ideas where the Elf holds baby Jesus. My baby Jesus is attached to Mary so…can’t do that one. Let this inspire you to find other easy places you can stick that darn Elf…so at least part of it is simple!
For another easy faith based idea for your elf…look no further I have another here for you.
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