I survived my first week with Elf on the Shelf. It was surprisingly wonderful and I feel like my approach of outlining 24 ideas and keeping them simple and easy was a great start. Week 1 was a hit and even I felt a bit of that holiday magic!
My kids were with us when we purchased our generic elves (which I think look much cuter) from Michaels so we had to come up with a way for the Elves to get their magic. We had the kids write a Santa letter and leave it overnight, hoping that Santa would leave our elves some magic! I created the template below which you can download here and it will print on regular size sheet of printer paper.