poetry and prose about place

Elf on the Shelf

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My Elf on the Shelf has been with me since the 1960s.  For many years, she stayed in a back corner in a bag with the other stuffed folk.  Then, last year, I learned about the new popularity of the Elf on the Shelf.


Now, she has a place of honour among my Christmas decorations .. or should I say places?  Each day, she pops up in a new place, to make her own commentary on the Christmas season!



Elf on the Shelf reading her Christmas books …



Elf on the Shelf is shy but she tries to sing with the other carolers …



Elf on the Shelf dreams of a white Christmas …


Copyright  2014  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

December 15, 2014 at 9:16 am

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  1. What lovely decorations you have. 🙂 I made some clothespin decorations (from a kit) over forty years ago. They were all little figures with felt clothes and rickrack trimmings. My kids always loved putting them up. I don’t decorate anymore and gave the set to my son and his new wife. I noticed they did not put up the clothespin figures. LOL They have a beautiful tree and have made their own traditions. 🙂 And that is as it should be. 🙂 It doesn’t make mine any less special. 🙂

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    December 19, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    • Hi. We have many home-made ornaments from years past. Many are just tucked away in storage but each year I decide to take something out to display. I remember making clothespin reindeer many years ago! Jane


      jane tims

      December 19, 2014 at 7:29 pm

  2. I love the elf. The sun faded green clothing adds to it’s character–and makes it so special. I really dislike how many people buy new ornaments every year–and toss the old ones or sell them at a garage sale. I think that Christmas decorations are best when they have a story and have become part of the family tradition.



    December 17, 2014 at 7:52 am

    • Hi Sheryl. My Elf was very under-appreciated in years past but now I am so glad she survived the purge. She has brought a lot of fun to our home these past two Christmases! I love the older ornaments! Jane


      jane tims

      December 17, 2014 at 10:01 am

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