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Last year for Christmas, all that our oldest son wanted was to see Gilbert, our “Elf on the shelf” fly. We asked Santa if he could please take a picture before Gilbert left to go back to the North Pole. Guess what… he did! The boys were so excited!
Now, I can’t share how I know this information, as wondering eyes may happen upon this, but Santa used a few materials to help him capture this moment.
Materials that Santa used:
- floss (just as a safety backup, of course!)
- Tape (again, back-up) 😉
- Ceiling Fan
- Maybe a little photo shop or PicMonkey.com to edit things to make Gilbert look perfect! 🙂
Our picture was laying on our table when we came downstairs on Christmas morning with a note from Gilbert that said:
“Thank you for letting me spend the holidays with you! I have had a great time and I will miss you! Here is a picture of me, flying off to the North Pole, where I will wait until next year to see you guys again. Merry Christmas and keep up the great work of spreading peace and joy. Be wonderful while I am away! Happy Birthday, Jesus!”
This was their FAVORITE Christmas gift (yes, it beat all of the other ones!) – they talk about it every year and are hoping for a new one this year, too! I’m pretty sure that Santa & Gilbert can manage that one again.