Have you seen the Elf on the Shelf? It’s a very special tool that helps Santa know who to put on the Naughty and Nice list. This interactive holiday hide-and-seek tradition is perfect for children and families of all ages. Hugely popular in the US, The Elf on the Shelf is now available in Australia from Alfresco Emporium.
The tradition begins when Santa sends his scout elves out to Elf Adoption Centers. Waiting for their families to bring them home, these patient elves hibernate until their family reads The Elf on the Shelf, gives their elf a very special name, and registers their adoption online. Once named, each scout elf will receive its Christmas magic and become a part of the family’s Christmas each and every year.
Each night, after the family goes to bed, the scout elf uses his magical Christmas powers to fly back to the North Pole. Once there, the elf will make his or her daily report to Santa and visit with elf friends where they will tell stories about their beloved families, play with the reindeer, and of course, sneak some of Mrs. Claus’ cookies!
Now that’s not the only thing these cheeky elves get up to. No. They have a habit of being rather naughty and getting into all sorts of mischief. They also like to photo bomb your pictures, turning up everywhere, even in the Christmas Tree.
To celebrate this Christmas tradition and have a bit of fun, Alfresco Emporium have created the hashtag #elfresco2013 to use on instagram. If you catch your elf up to no good, snap a picture and post it using the #elfresco2013 hashtag. Can’t wait to see what they get up to.