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Maybe I’m behind the times, but I just learned THIS YEAR about a fun way to surprise people for the holidays – you can ELF them! Whether it’s your neighbor, co-worker or friends, these You’ve Been ELFED Printables can help you put together the perfect gift this Christmas.
The first step is to choose who you’re going to ELF – we decided that one of our neighbors, who’s so kindly helped us with our yard this crazy year, was just the right target for our family to gift it to. Next, you need your supplies! Luckily, you can grab everything at Walmart, from tasty M&Ms Fun Size treats – peanut or milk chocolate – to all the packaging and decorating items you could want from American Greetings. The best part? With Walmart’s everyday low prices, mixed with American Greetings’ festive bags, tissue, stickers and fun greetings cards, you can quickly nab everything you need to create merry and bright connections.
I nabbed some adorable polka dot wrapping paper, a sparkly gift bag, bow and matching tissue paper. I also couldn’t resist their Promotional plush bear, Tinsel the Bear, that you can get for just $3.47 with the purchase of any American Greeting cards, or just get it for $6.97 outright. It’s so dang soft, I admit I’m tempted to keep it for myself! 😉
Since we’re all about making gift-giving EASIER, American Greetings even has a free ELFING printable you can include with your gift that has instructions, a poem and a small sign the recipients can hang on their door after they’ve been ‘ELFED’.
I loved the sparkly gift bag I got, but decided the wrapping paper was more what we wanted to use (so I’m saving the bag for later!) and took a plain ol’ box – I’m sure you have plenty of those lying around, too, right? Then we wrapped it up on the outside and stuck the curly bow on the side. The tissue paper popped up the top making it eye-catching and fun!
Okay, my kids convinced me to part with the bear – so sad! But I’m sure the family we’re giving it to will love the fluffy, soft fur, and they sure deserve it for all the kindness they’ve shown us this year.
Also to include in your gifts, we made these festive gift box printables – one with Elves, the other with ornaments and snowy background. All you have to do is DOWNLOAD AND PRINT: Elves or Ornaments, then cut it out, fold on the creases, and tape it into a box. They’re sized for an 8.5×11 sheet, and do best on cardstock.
These printable gift boxes would be just the right size to put in your M&M Fun Sized treats, or small toys if you’re gifting it to a family with kids! Add it to your gift bag (or box), and you’re set to go! We plan to leave it on our neighbors porch after school, since they usually arrive home not long after that. They’ll have no clue who it is, I hope!
I love that ELFING is an activity the whole family can join in on, and it teaches the kids the joy of giving to others – something we try to let them experience year-round, but especially during the holidays. AND you can teach them about saving money, earning $2 cash back with this Ibotta offer!
For even more fun, check out 12 Days of Christmas Inspiration HERE!
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