Is anyone else bracing for the onslaught of “Elf on the Shelf” photos in their Facebook feeds? I’m all for holiday cheer, but I only have the energy to manufacture one fictional figment per season, and this one belongs to Santa. Still, this year I wanted to put a family travel spin on the Elf buzz. You know we’re always up for a little quirkiness around here, like our Halloween trick photos last year.
So, over the last few months, we’ve taken our still-unnamed Elf off the shelf, and on the road. He’s been to several states, and seen a lot. He tends toward mischief, though.
We checked in with other family travel bloggers to see if they bring their elves along on their trips, and lo and behold, they do! A wise mom and fellow travel blogger, Ann Belle of Travel Turtle, says, “What better way to get kids to behave on road trips than threatening them with Santa’s helper?”
If your Elf has been on the road with you, we would love to see the photos! Post them on our Facebook page, or add them to the #ElfontheRoad streams in Twitter and Instagram. You can also check out the gallery of images from us and the other bloggers on Pinterest.
ALSO, if you’ve posted a photo of your #ElfontheRoad on your own blog, feel free to include the link to your post below so we can all check out where these restless elves have roamed!