For those who don't know the story behind it, the Elf on the Shelf first started around the 1950's and were set out to watch children in the household from the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve and report back to Santa any bad behavior that occurs. Each Elf has two very simple rules that every child knows. First, an Elf can't be touched as Christmas magic is very fragile and if touched then the Elf may lose their magic and be unable to fly back to the North Pole. Second, the elf may not move or speak while anyone is awake in the house as an elf's job is to watch and listen. At night when the children are off to sleep, it's the parents job to move the elf into a new place as the elf never stays in the same spot two days in a row. It is great fun for the kids to try and find the elf the next day. Sometimes the elves are naughty themselves and very often are they goofy. Have some fun with where and how you place your elf on the shelf.
Here are some fun places other people have placed their elf!
Pictures are courtesy of Over The Big Moon.
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