Have you heard of the Elf on the Shelf Christmas tradition? It’s a children’s rhyming book that tells the tale of Santa’s Elves. The book comes with a plush Elf that is adopted by families.
These elves are Santa’s eyes and ears and report back to him about which children have been naughty or nice. Every morning children wake and have to find where the Elf is after his adventures during the night. It’s a fun family tradition and children love it.
My Elf on the Shelf aka “Elfie”
Back in 2014, I wrote a post about Elf on the Shelf, and that you could now buy them in Australia. I ordered one, and we called him Elfie. Here are some photos I shared on instagram to record Elfie’s adventures.
He helped cook the Christmas Pudding
He came to swimming lessons at my daughter’s school
and he helped decorate the house for Christmas.
Elves get up to mischief and Elfie was no exception.
He got stuck in my orchid
Then he got stuck in the washing machine
He tried to tackle the reindeer
Then poor penguin copped it
It’s exhausting being an elf, so he had a nap with Gus, our schnoodle.
Then exciting things happened and he came to Melbourne with us for Christmas.
He even got to celebrate.
After Christmas Elfie went to live under the stairs with all the other Christmas decorations. Last year, he was pretty quiet. Who knows what he’ll get up to this year?
Elf on the Shelf 2016
Elf on the Shelf is once again available in Australia for Christmas 2016. There are boy elf, girl elf and all sorts of elf outfits you can buy for them. You can even buy Elf his own reindeer pet.
Don’t worry that it says ages 3 – 8 on the box, Elf toys are just as much fun for the adults as the kids. Google Elf on the Shelf and you will see some very funny photos and videos.
Want to get an elf of your own? See the full range of Elf on the Shelf in Australia and adopt an elf for your family.
How cute is the ballerina costume?
If your elf is going to get up to mischief this Christmas, take photos and use the hash tag #elfontheshelf
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