Monday, December 14, 2009


This is Francis.
He's our elf on the shelf.
Have you heard of this book? It's a great Christmas tradition idea and we have sooooo much fun with it every year.

Check it out.

P.S. You can name your elf whatever you wish. We liked Francis, but may I also suggest Edwin and Gregory?


Heather C Taylor said...

I just saw this the other day when I was out shopping with my parents! I fell in love with this little guy and almost got one for our future kiddies but my mom assured me he would still be around. :o)

Elizabeth said...

I've seen this book as well. Weirdly, though, my sisters and I each had an elf that we put way back into the branches of the Christmas tree each year. They were made of felt and looked almost exactly like your Francis. And that was in the sixties and seventies! I bought each of my three children an elf years ago and it's become a tradition for them as well.

tollestrupfamily said...

I like the name Francis....I might name mine Pepe.

Kristi Kroeger said...

We have Felix. He keeps forgeting to go to the North Pole to report and the kids find him sleeping in the same place. With those rosy cheeks, and all that forgeting to do his job, I am convinced his been hitting the egg nog a little too hard. I think it might be time for Santa to have an intervention.

Postcards and Coasters said...

Yes... the cutest book ever! I bought it for Charlotte last year. She calls it Gwen (her cousins dogs name).

Lynnae said...

We had elves like that in the early 70's. Their fabric was shiny and some were the size of yours and some were smaller. They were perched on frames or the mantel, and would move around from day to day.