You may have heard us talk about how much we love putting together a bag full of Halloween goodies and dropping them off secretly at a friend or family member’s house. We thought it would be fun to carry this little tradition into Christmas this year. So instead of telling them “you’ve been booed,” we’ll be telling them “you’ve been elfed.”
Don’t tell them you’re coming or that you’ve been there. Just fill up a bag or basket with Christmas treats and leave a note attached letting them know that they’ve been elfed and what to do to keep the tradition going. You’ve been elfed is a pay-it-forward type of Christmas activity!
It’s a fun tradition that is sure to bring smiles to everyone’s faces!
Ideas for your you’ve been elfed bag
Who doesn’t love candy? Fill your bag or basket with lots of candy. Depending on the temperature in your city, you may want to skip the chocolate so that it doesn’t melt. Make sure the candy is individually wrapped so that it keeps the bugs and critters away!
Grab a bunch of fun Christmas toys or party favors and fill your you’ve been elfed bag or basket up. This is a great healthier option.
Feeling creative? Bake some cookies, cupcakes, or brownies, wrap them up, and put them in a bag or basket. Make sure that they don’t need to be refrigerated right away, just in case the recipient isn’t home when you drop them off. You can also gift a baking kit or the items they need to bake!
If the kids in the home love to create things, why not fill the bag or basket up with a craft kit?! It will keep the kids entertained and they will have a finished project to display during Christmas!
Does the family love to decorate for Christmas? Why not get them a piece of decor that they can display every year?
Another great no-candy option is to get them some fun Christmas apparel! Make sure to double-check sizes before you buy!
Christmas Movie and Snacks
Who doesn’t love a movie night? Fill you’ve been elfed bag with a Christmas movie DVD, some popcorn, and movie snacks!
Why not fill up a basket or bag with Christmas books for the kids?! That’s a fun and educational option!
Now that you have some ideas, are you ready to start putting together your baskets and bags? To make it a little easier, I’ve created a free printable for you to use! Just download and print our free you’ve been elfed and we’ve been elfed printables!
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