Curious how to introduce a North Pole guest to your family? Details on how to register your Elf on the Shelf and a free Elf Adoption Certificate printable. New creative, funny, and original Elf on the Shelf Ideas daily.
Elf Certificate of Adoption
Only a few short days until the the turkey is lifted off our dinning room tables and Elf on the Shelf braces our home. Are you ready? Have you done this Christmas Tradition before?
This is our sixth year of Elf on the Shelf. I began this Christmas Family Tradition when my oldest daughter was 4 (but began with the blog when she was 5.) If you have been with us a long time, you know every day in the month of November and December we give new Elf on the Shelf Ideas.
You can view our Elf on the Shelf Master List for a full list of ideas including every idea we have ever done. For many of these Elf on the Shelf ideas, make sure you have an elf that can bend. You can do that easily with our Bendable Elf on the Shelf tutorial. You also can sign up for all of our Free Elf on the Shelf Printables here including downloading our Elf on the Shelf Certificate of Adoption.
How to Adopt Elf on the Shelf
First, you will need to pick up an official Elf on the Shelf. This will be the job of the parent.
Once you acquire your elf. Decide when Elf will start coming. You could put out an Elf Door to welcome your elf on Thanksgiving evening or on December 1 (an Elf door is not necessary – he/she might just start showing up!) We have a number of ways to Say Hello to Elf – Arrival ideas for the first night!
Explain the elf rules. The number one rule is Elf on the Shelf cannot be touched. If he/she is touched, Elf looses his elf magic. We have a magic Elf on the Shelf gripper printable if Elf falls!
Elf on the She reports back to Santa who has been naughty or nice. Elf will show up in a new spot each day – typically Elf flies to the North Pole in the night and is in a new spot in the morning. During this period of time, your home is under Elf Surveillance.
At Christmas Even night, Elf leaves. We let our kids hug Elf. Since Elf is heading back to the North Pole, he can loose some magic with a human hug since he doesn’t’ have a round-trip journey that night. Look at all of our ways Elf on the Shelf Says Good-Bye on the Last Night.
Elf Adoption Certificate
It’s important to create a name for your Elf on the Shelf. We offer some creative ways to name your family elf as well has a list of Fifty Elf on the Shelf Names.
Once your elf is named, of course you family need an Elf Adoption Certificate. We have the perfect printable for you and it is approved by the the man himself, Santa Claus. It also has the official head workshop Elf stamp of approval too!
Our Elf Certificate of Adoption Reads:
This is to certify that (enter Elf name) has been formally adopted by (enter family name) on this date (enter date).
We think it’s kind of colorful and bright and cute to hang in your home.
Register Elf on the Shelf
After your Certificate of Adoption process with us is complete, you may want to officially Register Elf on the Shelf. Verify your Scout Elf as an official North Pole elf on the Elf on the Shelf Official Elf Registry page. This page is from the creators of The Elf on the Shelf.
During the Elf registration process, you will first choose your Elf outfit color. Red is the official Scout Elf on the Shelf color. Next you will choose what came with your elf. Keepsake boxes come with the official Scout Elf on the Shelf. After your selections, you can enter your Family Name, Scout Elf Name, and Scout Elf Adoption Date.
Upon entering this telling Elf information you will get your own Official Scout Elf Registry documents including a Personalized Adoption Certificate and a Personalized Letter From Santa. This completes the process to register Elf on the Shelf.
Register Elf on the Shelf Pets
Everyone loves their pets and that includes Elf. If you have pets, you can also officially register Elf on the Shelf Pets too. Right now, this adoption process includes the Arctic Fox, St. Bernard, and Reindeer Elf on the Shelf pets.
Elf Adoption Certificate Printables
Ready to adopt your elf? You an print our Elf on the Shelf Adoption Certificate too!
We love sharing Elf on the Shelf free printables! Get all of our free Elf on the Shelf printables by entering your email address below. Look for an email to confirm you signed up. One you confirm, look for a second email in your inbox with a link and password!
Free Elf Printables Step by Step Directions
2.) Look for a confirmation email in your inbox and confirm you requested a sign up.
3.) We will send you a Free Printables Welcome Email with link and passcode to all of our free printables.
4.) Enter your passcode at the top of the page here and click “Access Printables”
5. Enjoy your Elf on the Shelf Printables.
Elf on the Shelf Facebok and Pinterest
Save these ideas because you will want to stay up to date on these ideas each Christmas season. We do our best to mix up easy and hard Elf on the Shelf Ideas.
Elf on the Shelf Facebook Page
Multiple ideas are added each day to our Elf on the Shelf Ideas Facebook page. This is a great way for you to share your own Elf on the Shelf Ideas and share our ideas to your page. There are some good ones! Be sure to like the page!
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Elf on the Shelf 101
What is Elf on the Shelf? Elf on the Shelf is a Christmas Tradition. The tradition has a book and a elf doll. The book is poetic and in rhyme sharing the purpose of the Elf’s visits. The Elf visits each Thanksgiving. He/She goes and returns from the North Pole each evening. Every morning he can be found in a new location in the house. The Elf has been found in the refrigerator, fishing in the toilet, writing messages on the mirror or hanging from the lights. It is VERY IMPORTANT, the Elf is not touch each evening or his Christmas magic will be lost! Each family is able to name their special elf. The elves return to their home (Santa’s North Pole Work shop) every Christmas Eve. An Elf’s Story can also be found on DVD.
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