Elf on the Shelf

The book is written by a mother-daughter team from Marietta.

Finding your new Christmas tradition

One of this year’s hottest gifts, one that helps parents keep the kids being good this year, is The Elf on the Shelf. The book is written by a mother-daughter team from Marietta.

They took their little elf Christmas decoration to a higher level by giving their little Santa’s helper an important job to do every Christmas. The elf keeps an eye and ear on what the good and bad children are doing in those busy, crazy days before Christmas.

The little elf, who you can adopt and give a cute name at the www.elfontheshelf.com site, will report to Santa whether the children are good all the time—a better idea if Santa would agree with who is on the good list and who is not. 

My family bought an Elf before Thanksgiving for my new little baby granddaughter. She is still too young to know all the charms the Elf has, such as, "Do not touch the elf or his magic powers will disappear!" I can tell you personally I hate when my magic powers disappear.

The hardest part as the weeks before Santa comes is trying to locate a cute little Elf on the Shelf to adopt by your family. These cute little elves are said to be mischievous when teenagers are present in the house. Tisk! Tisk! tisk! Teens don’t mess with the legend of the Elf on the Shelf! 

To locate the elf is not as hard as many would think in the toy department of your local Target store. It is considered a book, so look in the book department of Target. I saw some there on Wednesday. There is no guarantee there are any of the Elf books left after today.

At these two stores there were cute Elf coffee cups, Elf snow globes and even a little Elf girl skirt which will transform your possible boy elf into a pretty little girl elf.

I also located some of the cute little Elf’s at Barnes and Noble at the Avenues, Dallas Highway in Marietta. These gift book sets were stacked in the children’s book department sitting unnoticed by children and adults.

I know your young children will love the tradition of the Elf on the Shelf for a long time to come.


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