Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Elf on the Shelf...

Do you have an Elf?  We got ours last year and his name is Steve.  If you don't know what Elf on the Shelf is, you can click here.

The Elf Tradition

Have you ever wondered how Santa knows who is naughty and who is nice? The Elf on the Shelf®: A Christmas Tradition is the very special tool that helps Santa know who to put on the Naughty and Nice list. This interactive holiday hide-and-seek tradition is perfect for children and families of all ages.

The tradition begins when Santa sends his scout elves out to Elf Adoption Centers. Waiting for their families to bring them home, these patient elves hibernate until their family reads The Elf on the Shelf, gives their elf a very special name, and registers their adoption online. Once named, each scout elf will receive its Christmas magic and become a part of the family’s Christmas each and every year.

Excellent listeners and even better observers, these scout elves are the eyes and ears of Santa Claus. Although they cannot be touched, or else they may lose their magic, the elf will always listen and relay messages back to Santa. Taking in all the day-to-day activities around the house, no good deed goes unnoticed; these scout elves take their job seriously.

Each night, after the family goes to bed, the scout elf uses his magical Christmas powers to fly back to the North Pole. Once there, the elf will make his or her daily report to Santa and visit with elf friends where they will tell stories about their beloved families, play with the reindeer, and of course, sneak some of Mrs. Claus’ cookies!

Before the family awakes each morning, their special scout elf will fly back to their home from the North Pole. However, since these elves like to play games, don’t expect to find them in the same spot!  While some like to hide in the freezer (probably because it reminds them of the North Pole) and others prefer to sit on the fireplace mantle or hang from the chandelier, these elves love to play hide-and-seek with their families.

On Christmas Eve, the scout elf will listen for Santa’s bell and then fly back to the North Pole until the next season, wishing every girl and each boy a Christmas of peace and a year full of joy.

This is some of the "trouble" that Steve can get into at our house...

Do you have an Elf?

We just love this tradition and I know we will carry it on for years to come.



  1. Hey My Elf's name is Steve too! LOL

  2. Cute!! The mini smores is such a good idea!

    Thanks for linking up!

  3. Your little elf has been busy!! ha!
    My boys are too old for elf on a shelf (one is married and my other one is 20) but I sure wish they were younger! Love the idea behind it. Luckily, my little nephew is 2 /12 and my sister is doing it. His name is George Henry per my little nephew! lol

  4. Our elf is Christopher and our kids love him! These are some adorable ideas! I'd love for you to follow me as I'm now following you :D


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