If you don’t have young children in the household, you may not know about this phenomenon which has become very popular in the last few years. If you do have kiddos in the house, then you probably know all about it!
The Christmas Tradition
The special elf, aka “Elf on the Shelf”, is sent from the North Pole to help Santa Claus monitor if the children have been naughty or nice. When a family initially adopts the elf, he is given a name by the children and receives his Christmas magic. The elf then works all day, watching and listening to the children on Santa’s behalf. Each night, the elf travels back to the North Pole to report to good ole’ Saint Nick. He comes back each day, magically reappearing in a different location throughout your house. The children in the house must be sure not to touch the elf, for touching him causes him to lose his magic!
In my house, our Elf on the Shelf is named Connor, and my kids love waking up and searching for him each morning. My husband and I love the fact that my little darlings are on their best behavior when Connor is around, since they know he is reporting to the big man in the red suit every night! Connor is always watching! I must admit, it’s a challenge to us parents to remember to move that charming little elf each night, but it has really become such a fun tradition in our household!
To get more information on the Christmas tradition and where you can adopt an elf, visit the Elf on the Self website.
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