Our elf arrived on Dec 1 and brought his book and some kisses from the North Pole. They were basically hershey kisses that had clip art pictures taped to the bottom. Then I spray painted the jar lid silver and added a tag.
He also had his magic key (along with a poem) that explained how he got in the house. You can see the details here.
He got into their favorite candy . . . .
He was caught hanging out in my daughters toy hammock enjoying a cookie and milk that he put in her toy dishes . . . .
Jingles even brought me a surprise. I got a gift card to one of my favorite stores!! My daughter was not happy with this one. She said he was only supposed to bring prizes for kids . . . .
I'm saving my favorite for Christmas Eve Eve . . . .
I'm borrowing the idea from here. She has TONS of cute ideas!´¨)