Recently I had the wonderful pleasure of spending an afternoon with Nadia Policard of Niche Parent Network, Atlanta bloggers and Chanda Bell, co-founder of Elf on the Shelf. We gathered at Piece of Cake, an upscale bakery in Buckhead to celebrate the birthday of Birthday Elf on the Shelf.
She went on to share the new tradition of the birthday elf. She even read the story to us! The Birthday Elf kit comes with the story and a cute little birthday outfit for the scout elf that children have come to love from the Christmas Tradition.
The birthday tradition originated from children’s longing to see their scout elf again. This tradition gives children one more day during the year to receive a visit from their scout elf. Along with the birthday tradition, parents can also purchase the birthday decorating kit that the scout elf uses to decorate the birthday child’s chair. And for kids like my daughter who starts counting down her birthday the day after her birthday, there is a neat Velcro birthday countdown calendar with a “pin the candle on the cupcake” party game on the opposite side.
Once again Creatively Classic Activities and Books®, the family company, has managed to create a memory for families. As one who has not joined the Elf on the Shelf in previous years, I must say that after hearing the history and her heart I am a convert! This year I will adopt an elf for my children and we will make new family memories.
Personally, I look fondly on my childhood memories and know that they are a huge part of the person I am today. Consequently, I work hard to create memories and new experiences for my children in hopes that the experiences they have now will impact the person they become in the future.
So thank you Chanda for sharing a little love and tradition and inspiring families all over the world to make time for memories.
Elf on the Shelf Convert