A couple weeks before Christmas, all my neighbors play a game called "You Have Been Elfed!" Someone starts by dropping off the rhyme (see below), a picture of an elf on a sheet of paper and treats at two houses without being caught. Then those two neighbors continue the fun by doing the same to two more neighbors. Everyone that gets "Elfed" is supposed to post the elf on their door or in their window so they don’t get "Elfed" twice. The idea is to pass the holiday cheer along to as many people as possible by Christmas. It’s a fun and easy way to celebrate the holidays with your neighbors.
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You have been Elfed!
Santa’s little helper has come to town,
To leave these goodies you have found.
If you wish to have the best season of all
You must help this "Elf" with his call.
First, post this Elf where it can be seen
And leave it there till Christmas Eve.
Then other visiting Elves will pass on their way.
Be sure to participate, it will bring joy to your day.
Second, make two treats,
Two Elves, and
Two notes like this.
Just one day, is all you’ve got
So go ahead and give it a shot.
Leave the treats where they Elf has not gone
By the light of the moon, deliver to their home.
Hide behind a bush, a car even a tree
The surprise & joy on their face you are sure to see.
Now you've been blessed with yuletide cheer.
You’ll feel it throughout the New Year.
Alas another Christmas Tradition is sure to have begun.
Thanks for sharing in this Christmas fun.
And last but not least, enjoy the season.
For all of the right reasons.
~Cindy P., Sun Prairie, WI