Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Elf on the Shelf

Here's a chance to practice writing skills, my faithful readers, by joining me in posting a story with a picture for Wednesday Wit and Wisdom.  The challenge is to post a picture on your blog, then write a short story or a poem about the picture as a writing exercise. When your blog us ready, link up for others to read. Feel free to also add your picture and story to another link of your choice. The link up is on my WWW page here. This is #49! One more chance after this week.


Elf on the Shelf:

Some of you may not be familiar with the craze of the Elf on the Shelf. Here is the Wikepedia explanation: The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition is a 2005 children's picture book, written and self-published by American author Carol Aebersold and daughter Chanda Bell and illustrated by Coë Steinwart. The book tells a Christmas-themed story, written in rhyme, that explains how Santa Claus knows who is naughty and who is nice. It describes elves visiting children between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, after which they return to the North Pole until the next holiday season.

My daughter has lots of fun doing things with the elf for my grandson every year. Every night the elf does something mischievous or just funny, and Carson has to look for him to see what he has been up to. And there is some sort of gift if he's been good. Here is the whole layout of the adventure. 

One morning, my daughter had popped popcorn in a pan on the stove. The elf was sitting in the popcorn and had "scattered" popcorn all over the stove and onto the floor. 

Just a thought....the Advent calendar would be a much better tool for the season, in my opinion.

Now it's your turn to write a story about a picture and link back to share with us. Do you have a special Christmas tradition to share?
Linda Kay

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