Looking for a Elf on the Shelf doll only? Maybe you want to get started on this Christmas tradition or need a replacement doll? Trust me, replacement Elf dolls have been necessary for me as I have hid them well enough I could not find them the next season!
The Original Elf on the Shelf
Did you know? Elf on the Shelf was written in 2004 by Carol Aebersold and daughter Chanda Bell over a cup of tea. Bell suggested they write a book about an old tradition of an elf sent from Santa who came to watch over children at Christmas time and share with Santa who has been naughty and nice. Over time, elf ideas have evolved to funny Elf on the Shelf Ideas, Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas and even Naughty Elf on the Shelf Ideas, but the elf was not created for antics. He was created for the Christmas tradition of an elf visiting his/her assigned family… of course, that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun.
It’s important to note that the Original Elf on the Shelf dolls come with a red Elf, a box, and a book. There are Imposter Elf on the Shelf Ideas everywhere, but the real Scout Elf will have a book and a box. That does’t mean, you can’t do something different! Why be the same when you can be unique!
Girl and Boy Elf on the Shelf Doll Only
If a plushee is a better idea for your child, pick up a plushee boy girl Elf on the shelf Set. This 12″ tall plushee elves look just like your little blue eyed scout elf hanging around your home every December. From the bright red uniform, to the brown hair, and the adorable little face, this is just like the familiar elf that visits during Christmas.
Not the Original Scout Elf
You can find Elf on the Shelf Doll only, but know this is not the true Scout Elf! In many cases you cannot even tell a difference. You can get this Elf on the Shelf:A Christmas Tradition (light boy scout elf) for just $9.99 (no longer available). There are similar Elves on Amazon, like this Red and White Stripe Elf and this soft Plushee Elf – isn’t he a cute Santa’s helper?! This year we even got a Baby Elf to go with our Elf on the Shelf.
Did you know DaySpring has something similar? Their Christmas Tradition is The Shepherd On the Search. This set comes with a shepherd doll and book.
I have shared TONS of great ideas for this Holiday Tradition.
Don’t forget we have plenty of creative ideas and fun ideas for your Elf on the Shelf. Since 2014, we have brought new ideas every day in the season of November and December. Elf on the Shelf Ideas with Cookies, Elf on the Shelf Ideas with Stairs, I’m Back Elf on the Shelf ideas.
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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.
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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!
Elf on the Shelf Pinterest Boards
We also are in charge of a Elf on the Shelf Ideas Pinterest board. On this board, we have invited other bloggers to share their ideas and free Elf on the Shelf Printables too! Be sure to follow the board!
Our goal, to make Elf easy for you!
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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