So last year after I packed Elfie away I realized that I could use him throughout the year to let the kids know that he was still *watching* them. At Easter this year I got Elfie out and took a few pictures of him playing in the eggs and hanging out in the baskets. Then I made a card in Shutterfly and sent it to the kids. They were SO excited to get mail from Elfie. I also took a few pictures of him with Cole's favorite elephant. Since she is so big we couldn't take her on vacation last year so I sent this when we got back and wrote a note from Elfie about how much fun he had hanging out with all the toys that got left behind.