Never forget to move Elf with this Elf on the Shelf Hack! Literally, you won’t forget! New creative, funny, and original Elf on the Shelf Ideas daily plus free printables.
Elf Hack You Won’t Forget
Are you getting ready!?! T-minus 2 days until your North Pole Visitor Arrives. We have the best Elf on the Shelf Hack You Won’t Forget – literally, you won’t forget!
Elf on the Shelf Ideas
WE can’t wait for Elf’s return! Are you excited? If you have been with us a long time, you know we have brought you a new Elf on the Shelf Ideas daily (in the months of November and December) for the past six years. 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.
Elf on the Shelf Hack You Won’t Forget
It was a number of years I went from soundly sleeping to bug eyed away with the reminder “I forgot to move the elf!” I also recall mornings where the kids woke and asked “Why did elf not move!?” Though, it’s only a few “short” weeks, it is hard remembering to move Elf. This Elf on the Shelf Hack is one you won’t forget – it literally will not let you forget!
It finally dawned on me, I needed the help of my electronic device. I set my phone each evening to have a calendar alarm and at 9 PM each night, my calendar would alert me EOTS. You can likely guess the acronym meaning – Elf on the Shelf. I figured having an acronym was less telling than spelling it out! This calendar reminder saved me for years. Often time, in anticipating of it going off, I had already moved Elf by the time it alerted me.
If elf cannot always move at night – let’s face it, sometimes some nights are just too much, use this Elf on the Shelf Letter to Older Kids. This lets your child know, sometimes elf moves happen during the day!
Elf on the Shelf Supplies Needed
- The Elf on the Shelf
- Your Smart Phone
Free Printables for Elf on the Shelf
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Elf on the Shelf on Social Media
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!
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!
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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