Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Your Family’s Enjoyment

The Elf on the Shelf is a magical phenomenon! The delightful book and elf was introduced in 2005 – and since then, more and more families have adopted this new Christmas tradition.

The Elf on the Shelf adds an extra dose of fun all through the holidays as the antics of these little guys will keep you laughing and taking pictures until he/she leaves on Christmas eve.

His activities and adventures are limited only by your imagination. Open your heart just a little. Become a child for a while this Christmas and enjoy the magic of the Elf on the Shelf. You will be so glad you did!

Elf on the Shelf Ideas in Photos

See What Other Elves Are Getting Into This Year!

Let the Tradition Begin!

The Elf on the Shelf tradition begins the first night you read the book to your children, watch the DVD and name your elf. At that moment, your elf becomes magical and he must never ever be touched by human hands after that time. The elf watches the children in your home all through the Christmas season and reports to Santa. When the children are sleeping, he is allowed to play. Oh my! It’s always a surprise to look for the elf in the mornings and see what he has been doing. Your children might find him hanging from the chandelier, or hiding in a sock drawer or sometimes just sitting in the Christmas tree enjoy the decorations.

When Santa arrives on Christmas eve, the elf jumps in the sleigh with Santa and returns to the North Pole.
The best time to introduce the Elf is anytime in November or December. For many families in the US, the elf arrives around Thanksgiving.

The most important thing about your elf — have fun!!!

The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition with North Pole Blue Eyed Boy Elf with Bonus DVD

Introducing the Elf on the Shelf Girl

It is exciting news indeed! Now there is a girl Elf on the Shelf and she is adorable! She is just as mischievous the little boy elves, but maybe not quite as messy — most of the time. She is very unpredictable. But I think if you look at her very carefully, you can study her personality before you name her. She is indeed one of my favorite Elf on the Shelf Ideas this year.

PS — sometimes her personality is very much like your little girl’s personality! Santa is a character! He makes these assignments, you know.

The Elf on the Shelf – Girl Elf Edition with North Pole Blue Eyed Girl Elf and Girl-character themed Storybook

Elf on the Shelf Girl Skirts

You’ll enjoy giving your girl elf a new look by changing her skirt. These skirts are made specifically for girl elves in the Elf on the Shelf line of dolls. Kids will get a kick out seeing their girl elf in a new outfit.

Elf Snowflake SkirtThe Elf on the Shelf Winter Sparkle Skirt

The Elf on the Shelf DVD

An Elf’s Story

The Elf on the Shelf DVD is another way you and your children can enjoy the Elf on the Shelf. An Elf’s story is ta delightful Christmas adventure including a little boy who is not sure he believes in Christmas magic anymore, and a little elf who loses his magic. And that’s all I am willing to tell you! It’s a must see! You can watch the trailer here. Scroll down a little bit more and watch. You’ll see why I think you should have this movie in your home!

An Elf’s Story DVD

An Elf’s Story ~ Extended Trailer

The Elf on the Shelf DVD

Elf on the Shelf Gift Ideas for Children

Here are some great Elf on the Shelf gift ideas for kids of all ages. For any child who loves The Elf on the Shelf, he or she will enjoy receiving any of these gifts for Christmas and birthdays.

Elf on the Shelf items are so fun to give as gifts, because kids love them so much and get so excited at the thought of them!

ELF ON THE SHELF Little Chef Cookie KitDepartment 56 Snowbabies Elf on the Shelf Gives a GiftElf on the Shelf Holiday Elf Pets BundleElf on the Shelf Scented Bath Gift SetElf on the Shelf Countdown Calendar – 24 DaysFind It Games Elf on the Shelf

Elf on the Shelf Pajamas and Nightgowns

Wear a little Elf on the Shelf during the day or when you sleep at night. These cute Elf on the shelf clothes and pajamas will make kids smile! They will love wearing clothing that features their favorite little elves. What a fun idea!

Elf on the Shelf Girl’s 2pc Pajama SetElf on the Shelf Little Girls’ Candy Stripe NightgownThe Elf On The Shelf Infant & Toddler Christmas T-ShirtElf On The Shelf Little Boys Stripe Pajama SetElf on the Shelf Polka Dots 2-Pc Flannel Pajama SetElf on the Shelf Cozy Socks, Size: 7-9

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Joan Adams

South Carolinian writing for families online at Webnuggetz and personal blogs.

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