The Elf On The Shelf: Introduction Of Elfie

Need some ideas on how to welcome your Elf on the Shelf this year? Grab our free Elf on the Shelf Welcome Letter printable on the blog, and use it to help introduce your kids to the Elf this year!

Not sure what an Elf on the Shelf is? Need some ideas on how to introduce Elf on the Shelf in your home? Start here! 

The Elf On The Shelf: Introduction Of Elfie

The Elf On The Shelf: Introduction Of Elfie

We’ve been doing the Elf on the Shelf since 2009 when our little Elf made his way to our home. The boys quickly named him Elfie.

If you have no idea what Elf on the Shelf is, let me tell you a little about it so you can join in as well 🙂

Elf on the Shelf is a special Elf that comes from the North Pole to help Santa Claus manage his naughty and nice list!

When a family adopts an elf and gives it a name, the elf receives its Christmas magic and can fly to the North Pole each night to tell Santa Claus about all of the day’s adventures. Each morning, the elf returns to its family and perches in a different place to watch the fun. Children love to wake up and race around the house looking for their elf each morning.

There are two simple rules that every child knows when it comes to having an elf. First, an elf cannot be touched; Christmas magic is very fragile and if an elf is touched it may lose that magic and be unable to fly back to the North Pole. Second, an elf cannot speak or move while anyone in the house is awake! An elf’s job is to watch and listen. (source: elf on the shelf)

Elves usually show up at the end of November (typically right after Thanksgiving) or the beginning of Christmas.

You can get your own Elf on the Shelf from Amazon. It comes with Elf, the elf on the shelf book and certificate of adoption and the elf on the shelf movie that the whole family can watch that talks more about the Elf on the Shelf tradition! Get yours HERE!

Now, I’m going to tell you right now, I FORGET to move my Elf every single night. So there are several nights where he does not move, which means.. he didn’t make it back to the North Pole that night.

I’m also not over the top creative when it comes to moving him and making him do things! However, there are tons of creative ideas, including 27 Creative & Best Elf On The Shelf Ideas.

Our Elf likes to get naughty after the boys go to bed, but straightens up by the morning!

Join in on the Elf Fun with so many ideas posted below- Follow our Elfie on his journey and find other Elf on the Shelf ideas in our Elf on the Shelf section on my blog!

Find more great Elf on the Shelf ideas, including:

Do you know what to say to your kids when you forgot to move the Elf? I’ve got you covered with 15 clever things to say when you forgot to move the Elf!

Did you forget to move your Elf on the Shelf? Here’s 10 Quick Last Minute ideas to try!


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