It is easy to get caught up in the chaos of Christmas. We bake for hours, scrounge through stacks of advertisements to find the best deals, wrap gifts and mail packages, fight crowds and lines, make purchases and returns, and when it’s all over, we bake a little more.
It’s about time we took a little break from the hustle and bustle of holiday madness for a little Christmas magic.
A new holiday tradition has evolved over the past few years, one that Bill Beazley Homes is extremely excited to participate in: The Elf on The Shelf. Inspired by a children’s book, The Elf on the Shelf is one of Santa’s extraordinary scouts, sent from The North Pole to help the big guy decide who is on the naughty and nice lists.
Once a family adopts an elf, which as most adoptions go must include a name, the elf is granted Christmas Magic and can fly back and forth between the home and the North Pole, but only as the family sleeps. When he returns to Santa, the elf eagerly relays messages of the family’s good deeds… as well as the bad ones.
By morning time, before the earliest riser has awaken, the elf will have returned to his family abode and found a new spot to watch on or create mischief. Children (and adults) will love waking up to search for their elf each morning.
There are only two rules for any family of an elf.
1.) An elf cannot be touched for fear that the delicate Christmas magic will be lost.
2.) The elf cannot speak or move while anyone is awake. He is a surveyor, carefully watching for signs of naughty or nice behavior.
From our photos you can see where Elfred has been adventuring at Bill Beazley Homes, but we are happily awaiting more suggestions from you! Which secret hiding spots in your home achieved the most laughs? Which ones got a smile? Did your elf ever have to leave for an extended period of time because of “naughty” actions? Share your stories. Nothing is more precious than the gift of time, and we would love to hear how your elf brings out the magic of Christmas in your home.
The Elf on the Shelf fosters a sense of childhood and holiday spirit. Start your own family tradition today by finding an elf adoption center near you.
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