What is Elf on the Shelf?
As I’m watching the Thanksgiving day parade with my 7-year old daughter she suddenly screams out “Dad, look it’s that Elf on the Shelf!“. Sure enough its one of those ginormous balloons of “Elf on the Shelf” held down by 30 people marching down 34th street. She goes on to tell me “I always wanted one to visit me…they come from the North Pole and show up in a different spot every day and then at night report back to Santa…oh I just wish so bad that one would visit me.”
Little did she know there was already an Elf scheduled to arrive the next morning! You can imagine her surprise and excitement! And that is exactly the magic of this sly little Elf with his mischievous smirk.
Morning time has become the highlight of the day as my daughter searches through the house to find out where “Buddy” (our Elf’s name) is today and what silly, crazy, or hilarious thing he is up to. I must say, I quite enjoy the whole thing myself.
There are an endless amount of possibilities when it comes to where the Elf ends up and what he might be doing. Here is a short collection of some of the most creative and fun ideas I have seen so far.
Happy Elf hunting!