We still participate in the Elf on the Shelf fun because the kids honest-to-goodness love Marco. When we look back through our yearbooks they smile and ask questions about Marco like he's a real member of our family. It it obviously brings a little extra special dose of magic to the season for them.
I try to incorporate some of the other fun celebrations we do throughout the month in with Marco too (in part because it helps me remember the activities and him! hah). Things like St. Nicholas day, the first basketball tourney of the season, and Rusty's half birthday this year are being helped a little bit by Marco. We have a Harry Potter Marco this year as the two big kids are obsessed.
....but first! Thanksgiving:)
xxoxo I'm thankful for YOU!