I love all the "waiting at the top of the stairs" pictures! That's what we always did, and that's what our kids do.
Daily Bloom's Kari reminds us that it doesn't have to be an elf (*the* commercially branded elf) that creates Christmas magic.
Someone gave us an The Elf on the Shelf set several years ago, before I had even heard of it. My (then) toddler gave him a name, Relf, and he sat on a shelf. He would report back to Santa each night, and return in the morning, sometimes to a different location.
A few years later, that's still our level of commitment. We like that this has become part of our Christmas magic, but there are no elaborate scenes or schemes constructed.
How far do you go?
Do you have any "mom" jewelry (jewelry that represented your kids in some way)? I've been looking and finding some awesome pieces. What do you think about Pandora? Trend or tradition that will stick around for a while?
__Today's my little guy's birthday. Do you have anything that you do every year with your kids to document exactly where they are at that age? We mark their height on a doorframe. This is a really cute idea too~ I think we'll start tonight!
With a love of children and a passion for reading and writing, Kelly decided to share her experiences with others through the pages of the Crib Notes book and site.
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