I finally completed my PB Kids knock-off of the Christmas village house - and after seeing the real thing, I think I like my version better (when I saw it in the store, rather than in the catalog, it was very flimsy)!
(my girls generously gave up their Little People santa for decorative purposes)
My favorite feature of the house is that the roof lifts off, allowing a certain elf to tuck little surprises inside...
We are planning on joining the Elf on the Shelf rage and will also incorporate a little bit of the 12 days of Christmas. On each of the twelve days leading up to Christmas, the elf will deliver a small gift (candy, lip gloss, etc.) to the Christmas house.
Does your family have any similar traditions? Do you have any ideas to make my plans better?