Can’t Stand Elf on the Shelf? You NEED to Check This Out!
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We did the Elf on the Shelf for the first time last year. I was so excited to do it because for years I saw friends and acquaintances posting the fun things they did with their elves on Facebook and how the kids loved it.
Well, the month of December never felt so long! 25 days of trying to find a new place to put the elf. 25 days of trying to think of new things for the elf to do and then when you are all proud of yourself because you think you came up with something really good, your kids could care less or not even notice!
And the stress of it is unbelievable! I would find myself either waking up in the middle of the night realizing that I forgot to move the elf or rushing downstairs to move it before the kids get up. I’d like to say that only happened a couple times, but, sadly, that was not the case. I’d even set reminders in my phone just to do it and then I would be busy doing something else so I’d shut off the reminder and forget anyway! So I thought I’d check out what else could be out there that would be a similar concept, achieve the same thing (Santa’s watching so be good!) but be easier to maintain. Enter the Santa Cam!
The Santa Cam is so clever, and sooo much easier than the Elf! It is an ornament you hang on your Christmas tree that has what looks like a camera inside. The story behind it for the kids is that this ornament is Santa’s video camera that feeds right to the North Pole and he can see everything that is going on in the house. Santa watches throughout the month of December to see if the kids are acting good or bad! This is brilliant and so much less work than the elf.
If you are sick of moving that Elf around, check out the Santa Cam!