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Elf on the Shelf Questions
If you are new to Elf on the Shelf, you might be asking a dozen questions. The truth our, the little red North Pole visitor is more intimidating then you think. You might see remarks all over the internet wishing the Elf season over. It doesn’t have to be that way. Welcoming the Elf on the Shelf is very exciting and can be very easy.
In this post you will become familiar with What is the Elf on the Shelf, What Happens if Elf falls, Where Can I get Elf on the Shelf clothes and more. All the Elf questions you need answers to and how can we bring Elf easily into our home.
Before you get started, download this free Elf on the Shelf Rules printable and hang it up for your child.
Elf on the Shelf Frequently Asked Questions
Scroll through the find the best Elf answers to your every day Elf on the Shelf questions.
What is the 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 after 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.
Is Elf on the Shelf Fake?
Just like Santa Claus, Elf on the Shelf is real for those families that believe. Santa Claus, also known as Kris Kringle or Saint Nicolas, dates all the way back to the 3rd century. Unfortunately, Santa can’t create toys for good boys and girls alone. He needs elves to help build his toys in the workshop and to report to him those boys and girls that have been naughty or nice. If you do not believe in Elf on the Shelf, Christmas magic will likely stop in your home.
How do I get Elf on the Shelf?
If you want an Elf on the Shelf, it is important to ask your parents. An Elf can only be welcomed to the family when a mom, dad or guardian agree. There are many places for where to find an Elf on the Shelf.
Why do we not have an Elf on the Shelf?
In some cases a family is assigned an Elf on the Shelf if Santa has observed naughty behavior during the year. This helps Santa Claus monitor naughty and nice behavior before delivering gifts on Christmas Day. Sometimes kids are already on the nice list and do not have an North Pole Elf in the home.
Why can you buy the Elf on the Shelf?
You can buy the Elf on the Shelf in the store because stores are adoption centers for Elves. In some cases, elves get shipped in boxes and their magic allows them to live there until they are adopted by a family. Once their family names, them, they have magic to move.
If you are wondering, store bought elves are real! In some other cases, an Elf will just show up at a family’s home and is not a store bought elf. Official Scout Elves comes with a box and book.
Do all Elves look the same?
No, just like people a family Elf can come in different shape, sizes, and colors. Your Elf might look different from your friend’s elf. That is okay. Embrace differences.
If you are wondering if you have the real Elf on the Shelf, as long as your Elf brings Christmas magic to your home, it is real to your family. The official Scout Elf Doll only comes in a box set with the Elf on the Shelf book. You cannot buy the Elf doll alone in the store or online.
When does Elf arrive?
Elf arrives on Thanksgiving or shortly after. There is a long line of Elves waiting to get magic to leave the North Pole. Once your Elf is released from customs he will visit your family as soon as possible.
When does an Elf leave?
The Elf on the Shelf leaves on Christmas Eve for their home, Santa’s North Pole Work shop. They catch a ride in Santa’s sleigh. Don’t worry an Elf on the Shelf will say good-bye on their last night.
What is customer support Elf on the Shelf phone number?
Frugal Coupon Living is not an Elf on the Shelf company. All official Scout Elves come with a book and Scout Elf doll. If there are questions about your elf product you can call the official Elf on the Shelf company at at 1-877-919-4105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can Elf on the Shelf be touched?
Elf cannot not be touched. Elves have magic to return to the North Pole. If an Elf is touched, they loose this magic and often sit for 24-48 hours until they can generate more magic to return home. There are solutions to if Elf is touched. You can bring an Elf on the Shelf Prescription or use Elf on the Shelf magic grippers to pick up. Read more about Elf on the Shelf touched in the In Case of Elftastrophe an Elf on the Shelf Emergency Guide Book.
Can parents touch Elf on the Shelf?
In the case of emergency, parents can touch Elves. Parents touch do not have as much magic pull as children’s so hopefully magic is not lost. In the case of a real emergency, Elf might not be able to move for a new days.
What happens if Elf falls?
If Elf fall, Elf on the Shelf must not be touched. Use North Pole Magic Grippers to save Elf from the pet dog or getting stepped on.
When does the Elf move?
Elves move at night when boys and girls are sleeping. In cases where an Elf might have fallen asleep before the family, an Elf might have to move during the day. There is a special Elf letter for older kids about moving during the day.
Why didn’t My Elf move?
There are a lot of reasons why Elf on the Shelf didn’t move. These are the most frequent reasons. 1.) Elf was touched and lost his/her magic to return to the North Pole 2.) There was too long of an Elf customs line for Elf to return last night. Santa said stay put. 3.) Elf fell asleep waiting for the kids to fall asleep and fell asleep first. Get to bed on time!
How do you find your elf name?
Each family name’s their own Elf. There are many resources for help for finding and Elf on the Shelf name. You can use one of these 50 cute Elf on the Shelf names or you can play this Elf name generator.
What are Elf on the Shelf Pets?
Just like humans, not all elves have a pet. Currently there are three Elf on the Shelf pets: a Reindeer, a Saint Bernard Dog and an Arctic Fox. Santa has shared a few of his pets with Elves who have showed amazing behavior or who need emotional support companion. You can learn more about Elf Pets.
Can Elf Pets be touched?
Elf on the Shelf pets can be touched. Unlike Elves, you can play with your Elf pet all season long. The more you hold and play with your Elf pet, the more you create Christmas spirit for Santa to fly on Christmas Eve.
Do Elf Pets go back to the North Pole with Elf on the Shelf or can they stay year round?
Yes, just like Elf on the Shelf, Elf pets return to the North Pole in Santa’s sleigh. When Santa drops off gift son Christmas Eve night, Elf pets and Elf on the Shelf return to their home.
Where do I get Elf on the Shelf Clothes
You can purchase Elf on the Shelf clothing or you can download printable Elf on the Shelf costumes.
How do you get a Elf on the Shelf for free?
The Elf on the Shelf comes from the North Pole. It is a gift from Santa to keep an eye on behavior in your home before Christmas Day. If a member of the Elf on the Shelf moving committee is looking for a free Elf, there are many places to look around. Misplaced and unwanted elves have been found in Goodwill, in Facebook Buy Nothing Groups, or even kept within the extended family by asking friends and family members who have older kids and no longer hold the magic of the season.
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How does Elf on the shelf work for parents?
Welcoming an Elf on the Shelf can be a challenge. Parents become apart of the Elf moving committee and need to be aware of Elf on the Shelf ideas. It’s important to have Elf printable and elf accessories to create Easy Elf nights.
How can Frugal Coupon Living help?
There are many ways we can help you with Elf on the Shelf on Frugal Coupon Living. Below are many of the resources Elves use to have ideas all season long and make it the easiest and most fun elf season.
Access Elf printable store to fill you with 100s of nights of Elf ideas. Elves use these kits to have anywhere from an idea for one night to Elf kits to fill ideas for 100s of nights. Our goal is to make life easier for you. Download, print, display, done!
Free Elf on the Shelf Printables
Not ready to try the Elf store? Elve committee members can try these free Elf on the Shelf printables to sample how easy Elf on the Shelf ideas can become. Enter your email address for free Elf printables. Look for an email to confirm you signed up. Once you confirm, look for a second email in your inbox with a link and password to access the free elf prints.
Elf on the Shelf Reminders
Does your Elf sometimes forget to move? Look at these 25 reasons Elf on the Shelf did not move plus Sign up to get a new Elf on the Shelf idea and an Elf moving reminder daily email. This is only for the month of November and December (so you know you are not signing up for reminders for the rest of your life!)
Elf on the Shelf Ideas
This is the official Elf idea page. Elves use it regularly. Visit over 600 Elf on the Shelf Ideas on the Master Elf on the Shelf Ideas list page.
Bendable Elf on the Shelf
Is your elf stiff as a board? It’s easy to create a bendable Elf on the Shelf with this 5-minute no-sew tutorial. For a few of my elves, I have even used this no-sew bendable Elf tutorial using paper clips. It is important this bendable Elf tutorial is shared with Santa as parents cannot touch Elf.
Elf on the Shelf Facebook Group
If you are on Facebook, make sure you join and follow our Elf on the Shelf ideas Facebook page. Multiple ideas shared daily in Elf seasons. Elves frequently reference the page.
Elf on the Shelf Pinterest Ideas
Scroll through Pinterest for a huge list of Elf on the Shelf ideas. Follow, re-pin, like – this let’s elves know what ideas your family might like. Easy, hard, with elf accessories, without and more.
Our goal, to make an easy Elf on the Shelf season for you!
Download for your child our Elf on the Shelf rules – a free printable. Pin to Pinterest on your Christmas and Elf Boards.
Don’t forget all of our Elf on the Shelf Ideas as well as an introduction to Elf on the Shelf and all we offer on Frugal Coupon Living. Pin to Pinterest on your Christmas and Elf Boards.
We have been doing Elf on the Shelf forever. For daily ideas, visit our our Elf on the Shelf Master List. Over 600 ideas! Pin to Pinterest.
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Last Updated on September 27, 2022 by Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living
Sarah Katherine Jones says
Thank you so much for what you are doing here. I had a question about elf on the shelf. My 8 yr old daughter has had her Elf on the Shelf, Ellie, for about 5yrs now. I also have a 16mon old daughter & my 8yr old is anticipating that her little sister will also get her own elf this yr. How does that work? Any suggestions?
Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living says
Hello Sarah. Elves are assigned to families. That doesn’t mean your second child can get an Elf too. Some families have multiple elves. However, this can get tricky and more challenging. Each family is different. If you are getting more than one elf, you can try welcoming an Elf on the Shelf baby https://www.frugalcouponliving.com/elf-on-the-shelf-babies/ or look at these ideas for more than two Elf on the Shelf dolls. https://www.frugalcouponliving.com/elf-on-the-shelf-ideas-for-two-elves/ My family has ONE elf doll that my oldest child received when she was a toddler. I have five kids. One elf. Happy elfing!
Does elf take their clothes with them or leave all of their outfits at home?
Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living says
That is up to you, Tessa. Some elves like to take their clothes back and forth in a suitcase. Some families like to pick out clothes for their elf, so the elf keeps the clothes at home. If it is one outfit your elf wears everyday, they will not return to the north pole naked. They will wear their clothes back to the North Pole every night.