Every year, people everywhere find themselves in a little dilemma. That dilemma is where to put that sneaky, little Elf on the Shelf. Once you bring it into your home, it becomes a tradition and every year moms and dads rack their brains on how to make this year’s placements a little different than last year’s, and as time has passed, the popularity of Elf on the Shelf has definitely grown!
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A Craze that is Sweeping the Nation
So, who is the Elf on the Shelf? He is actually Santa’s lookout and he is supposed to report back to him if any bad behavior is witnessed. Parents mention Elf and kids are on their best behavior. Having an Elf in your home is definitely sweeping the nation. This is obvious when over 6 million of the kits, books, and Elves have been sold over an eight-year period, with the book on the bestsellers list. When Elf on the Shelf first started, no one would publish it but by 2005 it was in 18 storefronts and with a little help from paparazzi and social media, the photo of actress, Jennifer Garner, carrying her Elf went viral and everyone was trying to get their hands on one. With more updates and more interactive features its popularity has only grown since then. [Trickster Elf]
Elf on the Shelf is now as popular as ever but with the Elf comes the issue of where to put it. If you are one of those parents racking your brain for ideas on where to put your Elf on the Shelf, then keep reading because this is for you.
Ideas for Your Elf on the Shelf
These are few of many Elf on the Shelf ideas that can be found on Buzzfeed.
- – Ninja Elf
- – Angry Birds Elf
- – Jail Bird Elf
- – Candy Crazed Elf
- – Harry Potter Elf
- – Chef Elf
- – Elf Goes Fishing
- – Elf Spies on the Children
- – Elf Looks for Candy
If you love Pinterest, then you should take a look at Jennifer C’s Elf on the Shelf Pinterest board. There are so many ideas here, you just cannot go wrong. But if that just isn’t enough Elf for you, take a look at Popsugar’s site to find over 66 creative ideas on where to put that sneaky, little Elf.
You can find an Elf on the Shelf everywhere you turn this time of year. If you don’t have one yet, it is time to get in the holiday spirit and get yourself one. With all these creative ideas and great sites to reference, everyday from Thanksgiving to Christmas is exciting! Everyday you can sneakily move that Elf around your bedroom, child’s room, living room, kitchen, and more. Your children will love it and you will have tons of new entertaining holiday photo opportunities.
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