An “Elf” Who Loves Jesus {ideas}

How many of you are playing “Elf on the Shelf?”  IF this is something you are doing in your home or classroom, even this funny little fella can take part in pointing hearts toward Jesus.   🙂

Here are a few ideas using a Jesus-honoring Elf on the Shelf:


This blogger (Crayon Marks and Tiger Stripes) has put together a whole 25 day idea list for an Elf who loves Jesus.  Her post went viral last year, so this year we can follow #elfontheshelfjesusstyle on pinterestfacebook and twitter to see daily pictures of their elf’s activities and share yours as well!!!

Disclaimer: I don’t know this blogger, but I do like what I’ve seen so far.  You can check out her blog here, and watch what her elf does each day to spread the love of Jesus.


Other ideas scored from Pinterest:

*You could also attach the Christmas Alphabet Poem, one stanza a day to the Elf as he performs his silly antics.

The Elf teaching that all gifts come from Jesus.

This Pinner said: “Christian elf on the shelf ideas, teaching Kennedi proverbs 31:30, helping her to understand her beauty is not measured by what she sees in the mirror but instead true beauty comes from a love for The Lord”

The Elf reading the Christmas Story from Luke 2.

More ideas and links can be found on my Pinterest board, The Elf Who Loves Jesus.  I’m still collecting, and looking forward trying these out one of these days when a little one is in our home. 😉

Whether you play “Seek and Find Jesus” or “The Elf who loves Jesus,” or whatever else that you do this holiday season, if you ask the Lord to help you glorify Him in it, every festivity can point hearts toward the True meaning of Christmas.

“And whatever you do [no matter what it is] in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus and in [dependence upon] His Person, giving praise to God the Father through Him.”  Colossians 3:17


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I'm a Jesus-loving, husband-loving, family-loving minister's wife and mom to two college kids, making our home and serving our Lord in the Mississippi Delta. I study, teach, speak, and write for the greatest Boss in the universe. "Faith, Family, Food, Fun, and Living Life brewed in the fragrance of the knowledge of Jesus Christ in every place": That's what you'll find at


  1. I love your humor and your creativity!

  2. This season I have felt a burdened at the children and grandchildren that do not know Christ in Cleveland.

  3. I like this Elf much better! Shared with my friends and family!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing my Elf on the Shelf Jesus Style! it’s been so much fun!!! God has certainly used it to bless others and I am so thankful for that!! All Glory to Him!