Now that we have officially passed the hump known as Thanksgiving, we can get to the important things like Christmas. Do not get me wrong Thanksgiving is an important holiday where we can reflect and appreciate the things we already have, and Christmas is the time where we ask for more things.
Funny how the two come right after each other, and by funny I mean ironic.
Now that we are getting into this greedy Christmas season (it should not be but it is) we need a little help with deciphering who is naughty and who is nice. Santa cannot be expected to do all the work!
I never understood what exactly elf on the shelf was. I knew it was for children but I did not get what the hype was about. So I did a little research in case there were others out there just as confused as me.
Apparently Elf on the Shelf started out as a children’s book explaining the accounts of Santas’ Scout Elves. These elves go into children’s homes, watch, and tell Santa if they are being good or not (seems a little creepy to me, but I will go with it). The book comes with an elf to keep on your on shelf, after you have read your children the story.
People can buy the Elf on the Shelf book with Elf included for $29.99, but I have also heard of people making their own. You can find elf on the shelf ideas on Pinterest. The place where you can find everything.
Usually people hide their helper elves on the mantel of the fire place, but they also move them around throughout the Christmas season to show their children that the elves are watching.
Honestly, the concept of inviting someone into your home to spy on your children is a little weird to me, but some people dig it.