|We named our Elf on the Shelf Frosty|
|Reindeer food for Elf on the Shelf|
"Elf on the Shelf" is a little vintage inspired elf (with a felt body and a plastic head) that sits perched up on a shelf in your house. You can purchase an Elf on the Shelf book/elf at Barnes & Noble, and probably other retailers, but that is where Gramma got the girls their elf. The book tells the story of the elf, who comes to visit your family each holiday season. He sits on your shelf politely watching your behavior all day, and at night he flies to the North Pole to report back to Santa weather you've been bad or good.
Elves are mischievous little things though. They often don't climb back up on to the shelf where they belong. Elves have been found hanging out in Christmas trees, perched up on pillows and found behind the steering wheel of the car (which has been mysteriously parked the opposite direction or even all the way down the street!), families have found green "elf pee" in their toilet in the morning along with paper trailed around the bathroom, elves have made elf sized snow angels (made out of flour) on the counter....elves have been found "drunk" (passed out with beer bottles around them), one elf hung a childs undies on the Christmas tree! It has been made known to me (by my children of course) that if you are really good your elf will bring back a girl from the North Pole with him!!
Oh, and I must mention that if the children mustn't touch the elf or the elf's magic might go away and he won't be able to fly back to the North Pole to tell Santa if they've been bad or good, and so Santa might think that the children have forgotten about him. Parents can touch the elf though.
You can find ideas for your elf on the shelf here and here.
I browsed Etsy today looking for cute vintage elf friends, and there are plenty. Frosty plans on bringing back two girls (one for each of ours), and putting the girl elves in their stockings!!
I think our elf will bring the girls the "Elf" movie (we've been wanting to see it, and how fitting would that be?!).....and I remember seeing Frosty brand colas at the grocery store...Frosty may have to show up with some of those for us too. Thanks Gramma.....this is going to be fun!
Do you guys have Elf on the Shelf? What kinds of trouble has your elf gotten into? What gifts has he brought you? I'd love to hear your Elf on the Shelf ideas and stories!!!!