Elf On The Shelf - Family Christmas Tradition
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Family traditions are so important and that's why we fell in love with the Elf on The Shelf book set. Inside the book set you will find an antique-style Elf, formed to sit on a shelf or perch in your house, as well as a book that explains what the Elf is for. He has an important job. This Elf is assigned to watch over your family and report back to Santa each night about who has been naughty or nice that day. By morning he's back but he's in a different place in the house for a daily hide-and-seek ritual that will delight your kids and adults alike.
Don't forget to grab a copy of the new Elf on the Shelf: An Elf Tale Christmas Special on DVD or a Plush Elf friend to play with.
It is a fun tradition to sit down together at the beginning of the Christmas season and read the book. Your kids can name the Elf and enter the name on the certificate at the back of the book. You can also go online and register your Elf on the author's web site. This Elf is a fun way to bring the family closer together at the hectic Holidays and remind us of the good ol' fashioned Christmas spirit.
8"H Elf comes with a 28-page hardcover illustrated book that explains his story. Durable storage box is included so you can keep the whole set safe and secure with your Christmas decorations or to be stored for your children.
We all know that the elves work for Santa. But who knew you could have one work in your own home?
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For ages: 2 to 100 years old
Why we love it: If you have small children, Elf on the Shelf is a must-have for Christmas. Our kids go nuts for this Elf. Every morning when they got up they would race downstairs to see where the Elf was that day. As we learned, you had better have a story in your hip pocket to explain why the Elf is still in the same spot after you forgot to move it before bed the night before. Once the kids get older and no longer "believe" you can still carry on the tradition by having everyone in the family hide the Elf and see if they can stump everyone. Or, put the Elf back in its durable case and save the set to give to your children when they have kids of their own. As a bonus, the Elf is just like one that our grandmother had in her house, so it makes us think of Grandma and her Christmas cookies.
Here are some other fun ideas:
Use fake snow to leave a trail around the house, to show where the elf has flown around.
Dribble cookie crumbs on the elf and leave him next to the cookies, as if he ate some.