See our Elf?
He is on the manger scene.
His name is Marvin.
I really wasn't sure I wanted an Elf on our shelf.
But Marvin has been so much fun to have around.
He is a good Elf and caused no trouble.
Although he is somewhat forgetful and on occasion would forget to
fly back to the North Pole to report to Santa.
Our kids got a "Free Pass" on those days.
I didn't realize how hard it would be to say good-bye to him on Christmas Eve.
The kids do not like good-byes!
Before he left with Santa he left us this note.
It is a note reminding the kids that no matter how hard they try they just can't always be good.
It is why Christmas is so important.
We need a Savior.
The note reminded them that Jesus is the best gift they will ever receive
and to celebrate Him on Christmas.
Now that is one smart Elf!