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Hey everyone & happy holidays!
Christmas EVERYTHING is in full swing over here at our house and I am so excited that my favorite season is here – it’s all about little good deeds and making others’ lives merry and bright.
American Greetings at Walmart is really encouraging these random acts of kindness with their new Elfing initiative to spread holiday cheer in such a fun way!
Here’s how Elfing works:
- Create a small gift bag or basket full of American Greetings amazing selection of holiday goodies like greeting cards, gift wrap, stickers, and bags
- Leave your little act of kindness on a neighbor’s front porch or a coworker’s desk while they’re at lunch along with THIS Elfing Printable
That Elfing Printable is so cute! It explains the whole event and encourages others to Elf their own friends and family, along with a little sign to hang on your door proclaiming you’ve been Elfed – what a fun new tradition to start!
Elfing really shows kids the meaning of the holiday season and the personal reward of giving at Christmas.
It’s also super affordable with American Greetings products like greeting cards, gift wrap, stickers and other fun holiday things for your basket – all conveniently located at Walmart (let’s not forget about their everyday low prices)!
There is also a special offer on the iBotta app right now for $2 cash back on American Greetings cards – so be sure to take advantage of that!
I decided to Elf my sister and her kids – I knew they would get a kick out of this surprise on their front porch!
I filled my basket with American Greetings cards, stickers, mini notepads, and M&M’s fun size candies! The kids are going to love it.
And check out that adorable Mickey and Minnie card by American Greetings – love those little pom poms!
Find all kinds of other Elfing inspiration here!
There is also an Elfing giveaway hosted by American Greetings! Enter here:
American Greetings #MerryAndBright Sweepstakes
As far as this cute basket goes, it’s the perfect vessel for Elfing or any gift giving this season because its REUSABLE!
Perfect for my sister to reuse later to hold magazines, mail, or knick knacks!
Crochet Basket Pattern
-2 skeins Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Stripes in Moonlight
-Size L crochet hook
-One package plastic-coated wire clothesline (optional)
Ch 25, Sc in 2nd and across, Ch 1, turn
Rows 2-14: Sc in each across, Ch 1, turn
Row 15: Sc evenly around perimeter of your rectangle – don’t join rounds from here on out
Row 16: Sc in back loops only around
*Begin crocheting over wire clothesline if you like (this will give you very stiff sides to the basket. You don’t have to use this optional material, if you don’t the bag will just be more maleable)
Rows 17-32: Sc in each around
Finish off, weave ends
Don’t forget to PIN this project to your Pinterest boards!
Who will you be Elfing this season, and what goodies will be in your basket? Comment below!