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frisbee our elf on the shelf: update | southwestern, pa photographer | holiday

By December 6, 2011 4 Comments

Hayyyyyyyy *snap snap*!!! I’m slacking this year with post photos of Frisbee (get it..he leaves and comes back) and his shenanigans! So I’ll try to make up for it in one post. If you are one of the few who doesn’t have a clue who “Elf on the Shelf ” is…..Paaaa-lease take a minute to read about the tradition. It’s so cute and it makes for some awesome holiday memories. Mallory looks forward to every morning just to find out what Frisbee did the night before!

Last year when we got Frisbee it was already towards the end of December so we didn’t have much time (I’m also posting some of those photos). This year I decided to photograph Frisbee using only my Iphone. I’ve seen so many of my images popping up on Pintrest-the one photo of  Frisbee and the Barbie car has been shared almost 1,000 times!! Some of my brides are emailing me saying “hey your elf is on the “popular” category on Pintrest! haha! Even a few articles were linked back to my original post from 2010. Check them out here:


There are SOOOO many creative ideas out there floating around so if you consider yourself one of the “less creative” people, have a look see at some of the ideas from the other families….trust me, I’m sure you’ll smile!

This first image really has nothing to do with Elf on the Shelf…but it was what really kicked the holiday season off for us. We were roaming around the mall one day when Santa was also out roaming-apparently on his lunch break. We turned the corner and saw him leaning over the jewelry counter. I snapped a photo via my was our first Santa sighting and for Mallory…that’s really when the holiday’s began!

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  • Diana Busch says:

    These are so creative! I think I am going to have to wait until next year to go too out there with “oranger” our family elf.

    My daughter is 3 and 1 day she woke and found Oranger on her table reading a book. She straightened him up and then her brother told her that his magic went away because she touched him…there was an all out meltdown full of huge tears for 20 minutes.

    I finally told her that she had 1 pass and couldn’t touch him again. Since then Oranger has had to hide way up high….we are running out of new spaces. 🙂

  • Lynn says:

    Brilliant! Our elf just showed up for the first time this morning, and I’m pretty worred because I’m NOT creative at ALL. For that alone, I appreciate the links. LOL I also love the name “Fresbee.” My son, who loves to name things, always just adds a “y” to whatever it is he’s name. So we have: Racoony, Elephanty, Owly, etc. I made a proclamation that the elf will NOT be named “Elfy.” I’m one mean mommy, but I have the elf’s welfare at heart. I guess we’ll see what happens after school, because they didn’t have enough time to think about it this morning.

  • Tara Penatzer says:

    I had never heard of Pinterest until I read this this morning…and within a few hours I have become officially obsessed! I had to get on the waiting list for an invite to join! I’m not sure if I should thank you or be mad at you! 🙂 haha!

    PS I love your Frisbee photos, you are so creative with him!

  • […] posted this picture form Instagram on facebook earlier today via my Iphone of our Elf on a Shelf, Frisbee. Many of you wanted me explain how the elf magically got into the bottle. I can tell you one thing, […]

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