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Of course when it comes to welcoming an Elf on the Shelf in your family, it’s important to know all the Frequently Asked Elf on the Shelf Questions.
Does Elf on the Shelf Have a Family?
Every Elf on the Shelf has a family. In fact, she/he has you. You are part of his adopted family he gets to visit every Christmas season.
Some might ask if Elf on the Shelf has parents? Just like us, ever Elf has to come from somewhere and each Elf’s family is different. We do not have the privilege of meeting Elves parents but sometimes Elf might arrive with a brother, sister or friend. In fact, some families actually have an Elf baby (which makes that Elf a parent.) It’s complicated.
Who is the Family Behind the Elf on the Shelf?
Who does the magic behind Elf on the Shelf. The Elf Christmas tradition has actually been around a long time but has took off to become a huge success in 2004 when Carol Aebersold and daughter Chanda Bell wrote the Book the Elf on the Shelf and marketed it with the beloved red North Pole visitor we all love. With Aebersold’s other daughter, Christa Pitts, the trio devoted their live to spreading the word of Christmas cheer through the Elf on the Shelf.
(… and if this family would like a third daughter, I am waving my hand!)
Elf on the Shelf Family Pajamas
One way to incorporate even more Christmas Tradition with Elf on the Shelf is with Elf family pajamas. Major retailors including Walmart, Target, Kohl’s and Amazon all have the official Scout Elf brand and generic Elf pajamas. Bringing Christmas Elf Pajamas is an excellent Christmas Eve tradition that can come in a Christmas Eve box.
Elf on the Shelf Family Love Idea
Let’s continue to spread some love with this Family-friendly Elf on the Shelf idea. Elf loves his “adopted” family, because that is what we all our. The family he has the privilege of visiting each winter.
Elf on the Shelf Supplies Needed
- The Elf on the Shelf Doll
- Pen or Marker
- Family Photo
Cut out a family photo with scissors. have your Elf hugging your family. Add a note that says, “I love my family.”
Consider having a bendable Elf on the Shelf for a really good hug.
Elf on the Shelf Printables
Our most popular Elf on the Shelf printables can be found in our Elf Store. Shop Elf costumes, our Elf Twister board, Jokes for Kids, our Magic Shrinking Machine and so much more!
Family Elf Adoption Certificate
When welcoming an Elf into your family, don’t forget your Elf on the Shelf Adoption Certificate! This is a freebie your family can print!.
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Elf on the Shelf on Social Media
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Elf on the Shelf Pinterest Boards
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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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