Christmas Kindness Elves

I swore I would never ever do any kind of Elf on the Shelf thing.  I thought it was ridiculous that we had to add another “store-created” Christmas tradition just because it was trendy.  My Baby Girl began to wonder why she was the only kid who wasn’t visited by a skinny elf during the holidays.  I told her it’s because she was already trying to be a good girl (she really does try hard), and I didn’t like how the elf came to check on you and remind you to be good, and then did naughty things himself.  BUT this year I found on The Imagination Tree that there is an alternative.  They are Kindness Elves and I decided to try it.

Kindness Elves are an alternative to the regular Elf on the Shelf.  They encourage kind acts of service and love.  The bring in the Christmas spirit.  In many ways they are like the Elf on the Shelf.  They still sneak around your house while you sleep and each morning you find them in a different place.  They also suggest a way for our family to be kind or help someone that day.

This is our letter from the Kindness Elves.  The letter reminds my kids that Santa knows they are trying their best to be good. 

Update!  This year our kindness elf came with these cute cards attached to her!  You can print them for free below!

Other resources:
The Best Types of Flowers to Gift on a Birthday
How to Surprise Someone with Birthday Flowers at Work