This morning our Elf brought the kids an extra surprise!! I had found this really great idea for unwrapping a book every day until Christmas on Pinterest and decided to incorporate that into our Elf on the Shelf Tradition this year!!
This morning the kids woke up to find a letter from Elf Bud and 24 wrapped presents (books) under the Christmas Tree! The letter explained that the kids had been very good so far so Santa wanted to give them a special surprise! The letter then explained that the kids can each unwrap one book a day until Christmas and we will read it together each night as a family!
To get the 24 books I bought several new ones from a local Goodwill Store and then the rest were from the kids book shelves of the many many books they have and don’t read! So this is a great tradition that doesn’t have to cost any money at all!