To let you in on the secret I had a hand in the elf antics!! Elves are very difficult to get hold of in the UK and eventually I enlisted my Mum's help with making an elf from scratch from this website Canadian Living. My Mum did a brilliant job and Mistletoe Merryweather Jingles was born. There is some more information on Elves on this site too Elf Magic
Mistletoe Merryweather Jingles (MMJ)
He arrived with a letter from Santa and a chocolate advent calander for my daughter, India on the 1st December. My daughter was almost 3 and was quite excited to see him. Not sure quite how much she got it but we had fun.
I made him a sleeping bag and pillow out of Christmas material (bought from ebay) and a sponge (for the pillow!). We tucked him up in bed each evening. He didn't always stay in bed though during the night. We found him one morning watching some of the Christmas videos that he bought for India with popcorn scattered about him, another time he hung her socks all over the Christmas tree. I found a Santa set for the Little People so one morning he was found playing with those, India was so excited to see the Little People Santa and still plays with it now. The best thing MMJ did was set up a small pink Christmas tree in India's room while she slept one night - she loves pink.
MMJ 'decorating' the tree!
Playing games with Christmas Minnie & Mickey!
This year I have just started elf planning and found some lovely little Christmas storybooks - Care Bears, Mr Men and Little Miss for MMJ to bring with him, now and again India finds these hidden in his sleeping bag! I've also found a Mr Potato Head Santa outfit so one morning we will find the elf playing with this when we get up. I'll post more when I have a few more ideas.