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Another Year of Elf on the Shelf and we can’t wait!

Nov 15, 2019
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It won’t be long now… We are counting down the sleeps… Waiting in anticipation for our Elf on the Shelf ®, Mr. Eddy McJingles to return! This will be our 2nd year of silliness and fun and we CAN NOT WAIT!

Where will Eddy be hiding?

What will he be getting up to?

Will he be bringing along another adorable furry friend?

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For about a month or so, leading up to Christmas Day, our little Scout Elf will surprise us every morning – finding a spot to sit and watch, all day long. And every night, as we fall sound asleep, Eddy will fly back home to Santa in the North Pole. Giving a full report on the nice things we got up to that day. It’s just a bit of extra Christmas magic for our entire family to enjoy!

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So how does Elf on the Shelf ® work?

  1. First, we adopted our Scout Elf from one of Santa’s trusted adoption agencies. – I’ve listed them at the end of the post. We decided on a boy, just to give dad some extra company.
  2. After adopting our Scout Elf it was time to think of a name. It had to be special, joyful and fun – just like our elf. After much debate, we finally agreed upon, Eddy McJingles!
  3. Now for the FUN. With some of Santa’s magic, Scout Elves can fly back to the North Pole each night. Reporting to Santa but don’t worry, they are sure to return in the morning. Waiting to be discovered in a new spot.
  4. Scout Elves are always nice and can’t wait to play, planning silly and sweet ways to bring magic into the Christmas season. They want to help you stay on the nice list.
  5. Scout Elves fly wherever they need using Christmas magic, but be careful, a Scout Elf will lose their magic if touched by human hands.
  6. However, mistakes do happen. So, if your Scout Elf is touched; write a “sorry” note to Santa, sprinkle a little cinnamon – it’s like vitamins for elves or turn up the Christmas carols. Your Scout Elf is sure to be flying again in no time.
  7. You may have noticed… Scout Elves don’t speak. They watch and listen and only talk while in the North Pole but please share your wishes and thoughts, they might just be able to help them come true.
  8. Scout Elves only visit once a year (maybe twice – on your birthday -if you ask Santa nicely) and leave the night before Christmas, ready to get back to the workshop, prepping for next Christmas.
There is so much more to learn about Scout Elves and thankfully each comes with a beautifully illustrated kid’s book explaining every detail.

The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition® is a family favourite and I just know we’ll be reading it over and over again this year.

Elf On The Shelf Christmas Tradition

The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition®

Adopt this beloved family tradition that has captured the hearts of children everywhere, and embrace the magic of having a Scout Elf who reports to Santa each night during the holidays. The pretty keepsake box contains everything you need to make lasting Christmas memories!

Includes

  • Adoptable Scout Elf who plays hide-and-seek
  • Artfully illustrated hardcover children’s book
  • Keepsake box
  • Official adoption certificate

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Now for some added spunk with the Claus Couture Collection®

Scout Elves have style and love dressing in the latest festive fashions. Designed by Mrs. Claus herself! Each item in the Claus Couture Collection® is hand-crafted in the North Pole, and available for families to give as special gifts to their Scout Elf.

Each item is distinct and show off your Scout Elf’s unique personality!

Claus Couture

Just note, Santa has specific instructions for using these fun elf outfits and accessories, just to keep the elves safe.

Simply place the tiny outfit of your choice where your Scout Elf can see it. He/she will slip into their elf clothing before the nightly flight to the North Pole.

Options available

  • Donut be Naughty Pjs
  • Christmas Rocks outfit
  • Snowflake Skirt and Scarf
  • Pastel Polar Princess
The biggest challenge for our girls is not touching our Scout Elf. He’s just so cute! Who can blame them? He’s just so cute! That’s why we simply have to adopt an Elf Pet too.

Elf Pets Arctic Fox

The Elf on the Shelf and Elf Pets are the perfect team for fun family moments.

Unlike Scout Elves, Elf Pets love and need to be cuddled and held by the kids who adopt them. Last year a Saint Bernard pup stole our hearts. Ava was especially smitten, so his year we’ve decided to add another four-legged friend…

A mystical Arctic Fox Cub!

Elf Pets®: Artic Fox Cub

Adopt an Elf Pet Arctic Fox and keep Santa on schedule making his journey in one magical night! More hope is needed to save “The Song of Christmas” and, in turn, the Christmas Eve flight. Only kids who prove they believe by swirling the fox’s snowglobe can truly save the day!

Includes

  • Beautifully illustrated hardbound storybook, explaining
  • Huggable Arctic Fox
  • Magical glow-in-the-dark snowglobe charm
  • Official adoption certificate

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Join us and add some extra festive magic by adopting this family tradition too.

Santa’s official Scout Elves are waiting for you to adopt them now from:

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And guess what? We have a Scout Elf for one lucky reader too!

Your Scout Elf will even bring along a Letters to Santa kit (read more about these incredible kits in last year’s post) and cute Arctic Fox.

Total prize valued at over R900!

GIVEAWAY CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS Tracy-Leigh Govender!

How to ENTER:

  1. Please leave a comment below telling us what you love most about Christmas.
  2. Like and share the Facebook competition post and tag a few friends to let them join in the fun!
  3. Optional: Follow @justamamma on Instagram  AND / OR like @justamamma on Facebook.
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COMPETITION RULES: 

  1. Only entries via Instagram, Facebook, and comments left below will be considered.
  2. Instagram and Facebook are in no way responsible or associated with this giveaway.
  3. Competition only open to South African residents residing in South Africa.
  4. Winner must be 18+ years old.
  5. Competition closes on the 27th of November 2018.
  6.  The winner is picked at random and announced on the 28th of November 2019. 
  7. This prize is not exchangeable or refundable.
  8. Please enter valid email and contact info. If we can not get hold of you within 48 hours a new winner will be picked.
  9. The greatest care will be taken when mailing your prize but Just a Mamma and  Elf on the Shelf SA do not accept any responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged goods.

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Elf on the Shelf.

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51 Comments

  • Elf on the Shelf, Another Year of Elf on the Shelf and we can’t wait!
    Reply Tanya van Rensburg Nov 15, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    To me Christmas is about family and connecting again with one another. It’s a wonderful time of year filled with fun, love and food and remembering that Jesus is the reason for the season ❤

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      Reply Malarie Pather Nov 15, 2019 at 2:28 pm

      I love the fact that I get to see and spend time with my extended family after a whole long year

    • Elf on the Shelf, Another Year of Elf on the Shelf and we can’t wait!
      Reply Helenka Bernard Nov 16, 2019 at 7:35 am

      I love that Christmas brings our family together and I love that we get to spend time with our family and share the memories and love with the kids. I love that we get to share the story of christ in a family setting every year.

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    Reply Lehandri Nov 15, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Wat ek die MEESTE love is om saam met my familie om die kerstafel te sit & geluk deur geskenkies te bring. It definitely is the most wonderful time of the year! 🎄❤

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      Reply Barry Nelson Nov 25, 2019 at 12:16 pm

      Mince pies

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    Reply Nathali Nov 15, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Alllll the fooooood!

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    Reply Kim Muller Nov 15, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    I love seeing Christmas through my kids’ eyes. As an adult, I’ve kinda forgotten the magic and beauty of this season. I love giving and seeing the joy on other’s faces when they receive something. I love the spirit and how joyful everyone around me is. It’s just such a happy time, even through the sad moments.

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    Reply Tracy-Leigh Govender Nov 15, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    To me it’s all the new little traditions we start as a family, especially after our little one was born. It’s the Christmas Tree party, the hundreds of cookies we bake together, The long family lunches, the togetherness of the day and all the delicious food!!! But mostly seeing my little one light up Christmas morning

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    Reply Robynn Nov 15, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Just a sucker for the festive season. What a great time and opportunity to remember Jesus Christ. Love that the family can get together to celebrate. Especially love the hustle and bustle that it brings with it, the Christmas carols and the (not so amazing) eggnog

  • Elf on the Shelf, Another Year of Elf on the Shelf and we can’t wait!
    Reply Allaine Marais Nov 15, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Christmas ♥️ I absolutely love the sound of laughter and the warmth that comes about knowing all my family are together♥️ I love when the older people sit around and tell us younger folk stories about their good old days🤗 I love seeing the excitement on the kids faces when they open up their gifts🤩 I love the crazy games we play, the warm hugs and let’s not forget the one drunk jokester uncle in the family making crazy jokes🍾♥️🤩♥️ Christmas is love. Christmas is family. Christmas is home♥️
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    Reply Jackie Nov 15, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Love seeing my kids getting into the whole Christmas festive mode, giggles are longer and louder, for some reason they listen a lot better as well 😂, singing christmas Carol’s (every. Single. Day from November), on repeat🤣 but most importantly just the overall happiness of my kids, I think in general us as adults sometimes tend to forget about the Christmas Spirit, celebrating Jesus, celebrating with family and friends and for just a few moments forget about all the troubles. So worth seeing my kids faces and they would so love Elf on the Shelf ❤

    • Elf on the Shelf, Another Year of Elf on the Shelf and we can’t wait!
      Reply Soné Vollgraaff Nov 16, 2019 at 4:31 am

      I love everything about Christmas… Knowing a busy year is coming to an end and we can relax and enjoy family time! Sea holidays and sunsets, but through all the silliness of the season, to remember the Reason for it all <3

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    Reply Bronwyn McPhail Nov 15, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    I love Christmas because it’s time to spend time with family! I also love the magic of Christmas in the eyes of children! Isn’t it just so much fun!!!!

  • Elf on the Shelf, Another Year of Elf on the Shelf and we can&#8217;t wait!
    Reply Wendy Meijer Nov 15, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    I love seeing the magic of Christmas through the eyes of my nephew who dresses as an elf to hand out the gifts. He would love me to win this for him

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    Reply Michelle Mulligan Nov 15, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    So SPECIAL to spend time with the whole family and celebrate the birth of our Savior ❤️ and of course our kids excitement when Santa shows up to deliver the gifts in person 😉😍

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    Reply Kelly Nov 15, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    EVERYTHING!! What’s not to love! The lights, beautiful displays all around shopping centers and homes, the joy of giving, the togetherness of family, the amazing food. Most of all I love seeing it through the eyes of my kids and making memories we will always cherish!

  • Elf on the Shelf, Another Year of Elf on the Shelf and we can&#8217;t wait!
    Reply Rochelle Midgley Nov 15, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    I’ve always loved Christmas, but traditions faded away when I moved out of the house but when I got married and my son was born the magic all came back. I love watching my son enjoy and experience Christmas. The love and spoils. From buying the tree, decorating the house, gingerbread cookies and Christmas movies. I can’t wait for this Christmas as we want to get our own elf to visit this year. Christmas is just so magical and it allows children to dream and for them to stay little for as long as they can. It’s just pure happiness!!!

  • Elf on the Shelf, Another Year of Elf on the Shelf and we can&#8217;t wait!
    Reply Natalie Kommer Nov 15, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Christmas is my most favorite time of the year. We celebrate the birth of our awesome Jesus Christ and now with little ones around we get to really enjoy the magic of Christmas

    • Elf on the Shelf, Another Year of Elf on the Shelf and we can&#8217;t wait!
      Reply Cecile Nov 16, 2019 at 4:18 am

      The magic… It is the one time of year that is just filled with so much joy, happiness and magical moments.
      As my kids get older I know that these magical moments will start to fade. They will stop believing, so for now I am all about keeping that magic alive.

      Family family family!!!
      It is the one time of the year where we spend the most time together as a family.

      One of my fabourite things is buying gifts for the whole family. We also have a Christmas tradition of donating to the less fortunate. Baking cookies and so much more.

      I just love it all xx

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    Reply Lomari Nov 15, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Christmas is a time of giving and being around family and friends and most important to celebrate life ❤️.
    I love Christmas because it has this atmosphere that makes everything perfect 🎅🎄

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    Reply Tamsyn Nov 15, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Such distinct scents that itch my christmas spirit, the smell of a freshly cooked gammon, a fresh Christmas tree and I just love seeing and being part of my son’s excitement, who still very much believes.

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    Reply Hilda Nov 16, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    I love everything about Christmas- it is just magical!

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    Reply Yolande Nov 17, 2019 at 12:37 am

    I love everything about Christmas. We love spending time with family, the elf’s are definitely a big favorite. And the best part is celebrating the birth of Jesus. Christmas is awesome. Its definitely the most favorite Time of year in my house.

  • Elf on the Shelf, Another Year of Elf on the Shelf and we can&#8217;t wait!
    Reply emlyn thomas Nov 18, 2019 at 5:40 am

    Love going over board on Xmas, it’s all about family. And celebrating the year. And bringing in a new one with a bang.

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    Reply Kayla Nov 18, 2019 at 7:06 am

    Spending it with family and having everyone under one roof is what I love most about Christmas. Celebrating the birth and Jesus and being thankful for the life we’ve been given.

  • Elf on the Shelf, Another Year of Elf on the Shelf and we can&#8217;t wait!
    Reply Lindi Dewing Nov 19, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    For us its about celebrating the birth of Christ and having special family time .

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    Reply Claudia Nov 21, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Love this time of year as it basically only time of year we can get together as a family and appreciate what we have and enjoy the blessings we have and of course the bornday of Jesus Lastly FOOOOOOD without feeling bad about it <3

    • Elf on the Shelf, Another Year of Elf on the Shelf and we can&#8217;t wait!
      Reply Wendy Erasmus Nov 21, 2019 at 2:25 pm

      For is Christmas is about reconnecting with family that you don’t see as often as you’d like because, well, life! We love to feign dreading all the get togethers but they are wonderful and special. Also, this year is our little boy’s first Christmas so we can’t wait to start a whole bunch of traditions – never too young for a little Christmas magic. Elf on the Shelf is a must for me, Mikey will love it!

  • Elf on the Shelf, Another Year of Elf on the Shelf and we can&#8217;t wait!
    Reply Fiona Breytenbach Nov 21, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Creating memories! Sun, sea, watermelon, family, the excitement of it all, mince pies, putting the tree up, reflecting on the year, celebrating God.
    All of it!

    • Elf on the Shelf, Another Year of Elf on the Shelf and we can&#8217;t wait!
      Reply Jessica Barnard Nov 25, 2019 at 6:20 pm

      I absolutely love Christmas carols, fruit cake, family love and a very special time to count all our blessings and give thanks to it all. Each year since I was little, we had a Santa visit. Now that I am a mamma myself, I am even more excited for Santa’s visit ❤️

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    Reply Theshnee Reddy Nov 22, 2019 at 5:50 am

    I love watching the reactions of my two toddler boys.. They get so excited..

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    Reply Dawn Nov 22, 2019 at 6:24 am

    What I love most about Christmas is being with my loved ones, going to the sunrise Church service on the beach and just being together, for us it is not about gifting each other, it is about giving to those who do not have, blessing the orphans and the elderly

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    Reply La'Von Frank Nov 22, 2019 at 7:54 am

    What a beautiful post about Elf on the Shelf! I love the festive season because it brings the whole family together. My favourite part is putting up the Christmas tree and cooking Christmas lunch together! This year will be extra special as it will be my baby boy’s first Christmas. I can’t wait for all the fun and happy memories we’ll be making as a little family of our own and Elf on the Shelf will be such a special tradition to start!

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    Reply La'Von Frank Nov 22, 2019 at 7:57 am

    We’re so lucky to have Christmas time in the summer! I can’t wait for sunny beach days and picnics in the park! Maison will be experiencing all this Christmas cheer for the first time and it’s so exciting being able to watch him grow. I’d love for him to share in this special Elf on the Shelf tradition!

  • Elf on the Shelf, Another Year of Elf on the Shelf and we can&#8217;t wait!
    Reply Tahira Basson Nov 22, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Christmas is about Family, spending time with loved ones and having a break after a busy year.

  • Elf on the Shelf, Another Year of Elf on the Shelf and we can&#8217;t wait!
    Reply Megan Crouse Nov 23, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    I absolutely love the fact that Christmas is all about family and I love spoiling them, from food to treats to gifts, I plan everything months in advance already!

  • Elf on the Shelf, Another Year of Elf on the Shelf and we can&#8217;t wait!
    Reply Katalin mercer Nov 25, 2019 at 3:56 am

    I love mistletoe!

  • Elf on the Shelf, Another Year of Elf on the Shelf and we can&#8217;t wait!
    Reply Thea lennox Nov 25, 2019 at 3:57 am

    Bringing the famioy together

  • Elf on the Shelf, Another Year of Elf on the Shelf and we can&#8217;t wait!
    Reply Jean Nov 25, 2019 at 4:13 am

    I love watching the magic of Christmas through my Children’s eyes and reliving it all over again

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    Reply Anusha Naidoo Nov 25, 2019 at 6:45 am

    I absolutely love when the kids get to open their gifts the excited faces, smiles, the happiness it’s so special, precious and beautiful.

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    Reply dheepa singh Nov 25, 2019 at 6:50 am

    Awesome Giveway…

  • Elf on the Shelf, Another Year of Elf on the Shelf and we can&#8217;t wait!
    Reply Rose Zondi Nov 25, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Like the tradition of cooking and baking with my mother and sisters so happy.
    Best time ever.

  • Elf on the Shelf, Another Year of Elf on the Shelf and we can&#8217;t wait!
    Reply Dawn Clarke Nov 25, 2019 at 11:46 am

    I love that family and friends cone togethet, we spend quality time and catch up on every thing, chat about old times and relax. the best time of year

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    Reply roleen lutchman Nov 25, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    This is amazing , this elf would have a happy home here

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    Reply Linda Laing Nov 25, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    I love everything about Christmas from the decorating to the gifts to the food but mostly being with my family.

  • Elf on the Shelf, Another Year of Elf on the Shelf and we can&#8217;t wait!
    Reply Gaynor Nov 25, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Seeing my twins face – the build up to the festivities and decorating our house. Being together ♡

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    Reply Lia Naude Nov 25, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    I love the togetherness that is Christmas, I love that my kids can have and do what I couldn’t growing up. Family games and church concerts are just the best.. Jesus is the reason for the season❤️

  • Elf on the Shelf, Another Year of Elf on the Shelf and we can&#8217;t wait!
    Reply Bhavana Singh Nov 25, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    I Love Christmas as it brings our families together and we exchange gifts and enjoy delicious meals together. Precious memories!

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    Reply Sandra Avelar Nov 25, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    What’s not to love about Christmas?! 🎄
    I love it all. Love the decorations. I love the time with family. I love the joy and love it brings. We love the spoils. Love seeing the kids excitement for the whole Christmas experience. Love going to see all the Christmas lights. I love the spirit it brings.
    It’s such a beautiful special blessed time of the year… I’ve just had my 1st baby and I’m now super excited to start her Elf on the shelf experience. Such a beautiful way to build memories and start a wonderful tradition with the family. so greatful for life!

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    Reply Kim Maroney Nov 26, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Christmas to me is a time for forgiving, sharing, family time and also honoring our loved ones we have lost over the years.This year I am very fortunate to have my family over for Christmas and to have my home filled with love, joy and happiness. I would love to win the Elf on the Shelve🤞🤞 to help spread the Christmas cheer in my home 🎄🎅🎊🧝‍♂️ ⛄🎁🎉

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    Reply Berthe-Marie Nov 27, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Love love this cozy time of the year. Being together with family and friends on several occasions. Giving and wrapping presents is also a higlight for me😊🎄

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