Tis’ the season for Christmas wish list’s, sleigh rides and Santa’s little helpers. With that said…Why not elf yourself? (Wow, I really feel like we are blowing thru the holidays here!) It’s easy, it’s fun and somehow year after year it’s still amusing! Who doesn’t like seeing themselves as a crazy, whacked out dancing elf? Better yet, add grandma and some of your buds to the mix for a knee slapping jolly ol’ laugh. In case you’ve been living under a rock, you just log onto elfyourself.com or the Office Max website. Whichever you prefer. However, I must add if you visit the Office Max website you can see yours truly! Yes, that’s correct I am officially the Office Max Elf for 2 years in a row.
You can check me out on the website or in the Office Max stores nationwide. It’s hard work, but someone had to do it. You think I’m joking? I almost ran out of the auditions because I thought I clearly showed up at the wrong place. After two days of Office Max auditioning break dancers they decided to throw a few dancing models into the mix. Granted, I could not spin on my head, but I could bust out some pretty elf-like leaps, jumps and moves. After feeling like a complete lunatic, I was beyond excited to make the cut and shoot with Chicago’s top photographer; Brian Kulhmann. I was one of one of 5 elves to be in Office Max’s biggest holiday ad campaigns. (And the only model mixed with professional break dancers!) After two elf costume fittings, an entire day spent jumping and dancing in a velvet elf suit, it didn’t turn out too shabby.
The best part is that the Office Max creative directors told me they couldn’t have imagined a better elf than I. It was my “elf personality” that won them over. Wow, I’m totally an elf…who knew? I guess I will just take that as a compliment and run with it. Happy Elf Yourself Day! Now, get out to Office Max for a good laugh at my photos. (At least my grandma likes them!)