ElfYourself – That’s right (Go ElfYourself)!

imageAgain this year, as they have for the last 5/6 years or so, OfficeMax is offering the charmingly humorous ElfYourself, an online animated Christmas greeting creation tool.

Working with ElfYourself is actually a bit of fun, and while the end product is not “professional”, in any sense, the result is pretty cool – especially when one considers the price; FREE.

Once the project is completed (it takes just a few minutes), you can then share your Christmas greeting by email, or post it to either your Facebook Wall, or to a friend’s Wall. This year you can even share on Twitter.

Go to ElfYourself to get started.

Once on the site, follow the simple instructions. The following screen captures will give you some idea of how uncomplicated the process is.


The cropping tools could be a little more robust, I think. But, free is free – so, who’s complaining.


The interface allows a number of minor adjustments.


Once the face has been adjusted to your liking, the next step is choosing a dance to accompany the animation.


Luckily, there’s a fair number of choices.


New, this year – you can now download the finished video and save the file locally.


Once you’re satisfied with the results – sharing your creation is a breeze.


If you’re tired of the same old, same old, Christmas greetings, then visit ElfYourself and get creative. You’ll have a bit of fun at the same time.

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9 responses to “ElfYourself – That’s right (Go ElfYourself)!

  1. Bill, ElfYourself is such a fun concept and you make a great elf! It’s nice to take a little break to enjoy something so simple. I like that OfficeMax has allowed the tool to be shared through some social media sites. Do you think a lot of people end up participating in ElfYourself or do you think they easily overlook it?

    • Hey Alexandra,

      With almost 200 million users to date, it’s fair to say that this is a very popular app. As you point out, it’s simple – but lots of fun. 🙂



  2. Bill, I was waiting to see your elf video……..LOL

    I did this a few years ago with the kids, they loved it

  3. Ramblinrick

    Alright Bill, now I know you really lost it… Laughing big time here!


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  5. John Bent

    Hi Bill,

    This is great fun, especially if you include family members. I seem to recall you can create up to 5 elves. Nice way to lighten the gloom that’s around at the moment.

    Kind regards