Thursday, November 29, 2012

What is Elf on the Shelf?

Elf on the shelf is a new tradition to our family.  You can buy the kit that comes with a cute boy or girl elf, keepsake box, and a book about the elf to read to your children.  The elf comes out each day before Christmas and is a reminder for your kids to be nice, because the elf is always watching and will tell Santa if they have been naughty or nice that day.  It's fun because when the kids are asleep, you can move the elf into another location so when they wake up, they can search for where his/her new spot is. 

The book helps you know what to do and even says that the kids can not touch the elf and if they do, he can't go back to Santa to tell him the good things they did that day.  Such a fun new tradition and helps kids remember that the elf is always there watching if you are being naughty or nice.  Have fun too picking out a name for your elf and going to the Elf on the Shelf website to register him.