Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Favourite - Elf On The Shelf

Chistine shares a new Christmas favourite of hers, The Elf On The Shelf". It is a book and a figurine in one with a really neat concept.

"The story tells about how Santa sent the Elf to be with the family in the time before Christmas so that the elf can report back to Santa each night on the behaviour of the children in the house. Every night when the family is sleeping, the elf returns to the North Pole to update Santa and the Naughty or Nice status in the household. So, every morning, the elf is in a new place in the house - my son loves running around the house looking for 'Eddie' the elf every morning - once he finds him he says "no touch". The 'no touching rule' is set out in the book because if the children touch the elf, he will lose his magic and won't be able to return to the North Pole. It ends up working to help curb naughty behaviour too - because you can always pull out the "Be good, the elf is watching".
I just went to the website and it is interactive with all kinds of fun things to explore at the North Pole - there is a workshop, Mrs. Claus' kitchen, and a registry so you can officially register your Elf's name (there's a spot in the book to do that too)."

Thanks Christine, what a cute idea. I have been trying to find one here in Barrie and so far no luck. Chapters can order one in for me, but they don't have any in stock. Christine bought hers from Take A Hike in Thunder Bay. You can also purchase them online from their website at

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