Comments on: Elf on the Shelf http://www.designmom.com/2007/12/elf-on-the-shelf/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Fri, 16 May 2014 15:41:52 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Overachieving Elf On The Shelf Mommies From ‘People I Want To Punch In The Throat’ | Screw Cable http://www.designmom.com/2007/12/elf-on-the-shelf/comment-page-1/#comment-417544 Overachieving Elf On The Shelf Mommies From ‘People I Want To Punch In The Throat’ | Screw Cable Thu, 06 Dec 2012 01:16:28 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1769#comment-417544 [...] Elf on the Shelf, the children’s book and keepsake turned holiday phenomenon. In just five years since the Elf debuted, he has become almost as integral to some family’s traditions as trees and [...]

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By: Overachieving Elf On The Shelf Mommies From ‘People I Want To Punch In The Throat’ « Go to News! http://www.designmom.com/2007/12/elf-on-the-shelf/comment-page-1/#comment-417539 Overachieving Elf On The Shelf Mommies From ‘People I Want To Punch In The Throat’ « Go to News! Thu, 06 Dec 2012 01:03:23 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1769#comment-417539 [...] Elf on the Shelf, the children’s book and keepsake turned holiday phenomenon. In just five years since the Elf debuted, he has become almost as integral to some family’s traditions as trees and [...]

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By: miley http://www.designmom.com/2007/12/elf-on-the-shelf/comment-page-1/#comment-238163 miley Wed, 15 Dec 2010 21:49:07 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1769#comment-238163 You guys are all liars! The elf moves itself around the house none of you do nothing. you do squat so dont say you do do something!!!!!!!!!

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By: We Heart Books » These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things http://www.designmom.com/2007/12/elf-on-the-shelf/comment-page-1/#comment-213969 We Heart Books » These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things Fri, 29 Oct 2010 12:06:41 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1769#comment-213969 [...] I’m not sure I’m up with the concept of the Elf appearing somewhere different each morning. Creepy or cute? Design Mom wrote a post last year on using The Elf on the Shelf at her house. [...]

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By: Granny http://www.designmom.com/2007/12/elf-on-the-shelf/comment-page-1/#comment-170597 Granny Sat, 07 Nov 2009 05:03:49 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1769#comment-170597 Oh My, Santa is REAL, he is the spirit all over the world of love and caring, especially for little children. He just lived a long time ago and now others have to continue his loving and caring of children. Please, don't end the spirit for your children…

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By: Anonymous http://www.designmom.com/2007/12/elf-on-the-shelf/comment-page-1/#comment-170598 Anonymous Sat, 28 Feb 2009 12:09:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1769#comment-170598 this is so cool. i did it with my kids and they love it. i had one when i was a child. it brought me so much joy. i will fell so terrible when i tell them santa is not real when they get older!

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By: Anonymous http://www.designmom.com/2007/12/elf-on-the-shelf/comment-page-1/#comment-170599 Anonymous Tue, 23 Dec 2008 12:51:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1769#comment-170599 Every year when I see the book in stores it breaks my heart because my mother was the one who wrote this original story. We lived two houses down from Carol Abersold. My mother gave the Aebersold twins their first elf when they were less than a year old.When our family saw the story on the internet three years ago we were all furious to think that someone we thought was a friend would do this to a tradition that we hold so dear.My mother read this story to literally hundreds of people over the years and even gave the elf to parents to continue the tradition.This has caused such heartace in our family and has really made our mother ill. I can’t imagine how Carol can continue to claim this story as hers How does she feel each year knowing what she has done to her “friends”. I know many people have followed similar traditions over the years, however Carol knows my mother wrote this story for our oldest sister when she was only three years old in the sixties.How ironic that my sister would baby sit for the twins.My mother and dad still have the original elf at their house. I loved him so when I was growing up now when I visit my parents and see”Jolly the original elf” it makes me so sad.

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By: makena http://www.designmom.com/2007/12/elf-on-the-shelf/comment-page-1/#comment-170600 makena Sun, 14 Dec 2008 18:01:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1769#comment-170600 how do you get an elf

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By: Anonymous http://www.designmom.com/2007/12/elf-on-the-shelf/comment-page-1/#comment-170601 Anonymous Sun, 07 Dec 2008 11:19:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1769#comment-170601 My mom just baught us an Elf on the Shelf; his name is Henry. My daughter (4yrs) has informed her brother (11mos) and our family pets that Henry is watching every one.
I remember my Grandmother having Elfves in her house. She had five that helped her decorate her house and every day they where in a different part of her house putting up decorations. I do not remember the story of them reporting to Santa, if she had such a story.

BTW if you havee a bad kid “snow man poo” is a good idea for Christmas (mini marshmellows) or Raindear droppings (prunes)

Merry Christmas y’all

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By: Nikki http://www.designmom.com/2007/12/elf-on-the-shelf/comment-page-1/#comment-170602 Nikki Tue, 02 Dec 2008 11:15:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1769#comment-170602 Just met our Elf last night and named him Houston. My kids (7 & 4) are smitten!

As far as the thank you for the thank you gift of your elf. I don't think you need to send another note – but be sure to make a special point of telling her how much fun your kids are having with the elf. Just knowing that the gift was well-received is enough thanks.

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By: Anonymous http://www.designmom.com/2007/12/elf-on-the-shelf/comment-page-1/#comment-170603 Anonymous Fri, 28 Nov 2008 12:03:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1769#comment-170603 We were introduced to the idea last year and it was GREAT, lots of fun. Our elves, Star and Jenga, actually do things around the house at night too – like raid the pantry, play board games. The kids love to look for them and to see what all they did at night while they were sleeping.

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By: Anonymous http://www.designmom.com/2007/12/elf-on-the-shelf/comment-page-1/#comment-170604 Anonymous Fri, 28 Nov 2008 00:15:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1769#comment-170604 I teach first grade and have peers that swear by this elf! They claim that it totally controlled that crazy, off the wall behavior that occurs before Christmas vacation. After all, the elf was there all day and watching, reporting back to Santa each night.You can bet I will have one by Monday, when we return to school. Hopefully it will help me have a calm three weeks! I saw them at Barnes and Noble a couple of weeks ago. Sure hope they haven’t sold out!

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By: betty wilson http://www.designmom.com/2007/12/elf-on-the-shelf/comment-page-1/#comment-170605 betty wilson Thu, 27 Nov 2008 08:21:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1769#comment-170605 there is a cool website too. But we are having with it, it keeps freezing up. Anybody else been there, or had that trouble?

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By: Kimberly http://www.designmom.com/2007/12/elf-on-the-shelf/comment-page-1/#comment-170606 Kimberly Thu, 20 Dec 2007 13:46:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1769#comment-170606 I’m quite certain my mother had one of these…I don’t remember it being moved around the house for the purpose of keeping an eye on us kids, but perhaps that’s because I was so naughty. I can’t believe they are still in production!

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By: JRose http://www.designmom.com/2007/12/elf-on-the-shelf/comment-page-1/#comment-170607 JRose Wed, 19 Dec 2007 17:52:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1769#comment-170607 Best Christmas tradition we started this year! Works like a charm!

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By: Tanna Clark http://www.designmom.com/2007/12/elf-on-the-shelf/comment-page-1/#comment-170608 Tanna Clark Wed, 19 Dec 2007 15:43:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1769#comment-170608 How cute, I love this! I wish I knew about it sooner. Maybe next year.

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By: lainakay http://www.designmom.com/2007/12/elf-on-the-shelf/comment-page-1/#comment-170609 lainakay Wed, 19 Dec 2007 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1769#comment-170609 Sweet! My mom had one of these little elves on our tree growing up. We never knew the tradition though. She must have forgotten. I’ll have to tell her!

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By: wesley's mom http://www.designmom.com/2007/12/elf-on-the-shelf/comment-page-1/#comment-170610 wesley's mom Wed, 19 Dec 2007 12:55:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1769#comment-170610 This is cute. I wish someone in my house still believed in Santa so we could get one.

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By: Sawyer's Mommy http://www.designmom.com/2007/12/elf-on-the-shelf/comment-page-1/#comment-170611 Sawyer's Mommy Wed, 19 Dec 2007 10:40:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1769#comment-170611 I want one of these to start this tradition with my little boy. Where can I get one?

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By: pillingfamily http://www.designmom.com/2007/12/elf-on-the-shelf/comment-page-1/#comment-170612 pillingfamily Wed, 19 Dec 2007 09:28:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1769#comment-170612 we do the same thing with our kids. our elf is named mr. peeps, and i forget to move him about half the time but it’s always because “mr. peeps stayed up to late and was too tired to move.”

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