Start a new tradition of spreading holiday cheer to your neighbors and friends this year by Elfing. This fun activity involves leaving a special package of goodies at the front door of a few friends’ houses, with instructions for them to do the same. The joy of gift giving becomes contagious and soon everyone you know will be involved in Elfing!
As Christmas approaches, make up 3 or 4 gift bags with special Elfing goodies inside. The list below contains foods that Buddy the Elf ate in the movie Elf.
- Candy Corn
- Candy Canes
- The Elf DVD
- Elf costumes (can be purchased at ShindigZ.com)
- Elfing letter (from below)
Next, print off the following letter and stick a copy in each goodie bag to explain the surprise and to make sure the fun gets spreads to all!
- Hi, it’s Buddy the Elf stopping by to say,
“What’s your favorite color?” this holiday.
To bring you a smile “his favorite thing”
And warm Christmas Greetings the season brings.
- Amidst all the hustle of this Holiday Season,
Let’s not forget the purpose and reason
To celebrate the birth of a special baby boy
Who brought us peace and everlasting joy.
- So take time with your family to relax and have fun,
With Buddy the Elf, the “gynormous” one.
Then sign this and take it and “Elf” someone new
And spread Christmas cheer, it’s easy to do.
After dark, maybe right before bedtime, dress your kids in Elfing attire and sneak out for some crazy, quiet, sneaky fun! Here’s how it works: Put on your elf costume, creep up to your friend’s door, leave the goodie bag with the letter at the step, ring the doorbell, and RUN LIKE CRAZY! Do this to 3 or 4 neighbors in one evening. The idea is for everyone in the neighborhood to get “Elfed” and spread some holiday cheer!