24 Ideas for Elf On The Shelf

Elf On The Shelf

Elf On The Shelf

I wrote a post around this time last year entitled ’22 ideas for elf on the shelf’, a tradition that has become popular over the past 6 years in the uk. This year however the tradition seems to be reaching new heights. High street shops can be seen selling all manner of ‘elf on the shelf’ paraphilia. Many stores are selling the freaky looking elfs with accessories such as sleeping bags, drawing boards and even Harry potter style wizards outfits!

What is the Tradition?

The idea is that father Christmas sends one of his elves too your house to watch over your kids and report back to him. However whilst they are there they get up to all kinds of mischief (Dont worry, I don’t understand that bit either!) 2016 saw the return of our resident elf ‘Dougie’!
Last year we set ourselves the challenge of coming up with 24 ideas that we hadn’t tried… Although a little harder than we thought, we did it! Hopefully these ideas will give you some inspiration.

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  1. We really love Elf on the Shelf. We haven’t done it with our little toddler this year yet. Thanks for the reminder and the great ideas! Going to get him out of the closet …

  2. Great ideas! You are so much more imaginative than me. In fact our elf hasn’t even made an appearance yet this year – he tends to cause stress as my eldest gets a bit freaked out by him! #thesatsesh

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