The Elf on the Shelf seems to be everywhere! It’s all over the internet on social media sites, and stores everywhere dedicate large displays and advertisements to it. If you have a child, you are probably already aware of this talented little elf. If you are unfamiliar with an Elf on the Shelf, you might be wondering what all the hype is about.
The Elf on the Shelf is no ordinary fairy. This scout elf lives at the North Pole with Santa Claus, and helps Santa determine which children have been naughty and which have been nice. How can this magical little sprite do that? Sitting perfectly still while children are awake, this inanimate looking little elf perches patiently on a shelf somewhere in your home.
It may not look like it, but the elf is always watching and listening. And at night while little boys and girls are asleep, the Elf on the Shelf flies back to Santa’s North Pole headquarters. He reports on just which little ones have been good or bad, and then flies back just in time before children awake, perching somewhere else in the house to take up his silent watching and listening scout duties once again.
Your Elf On The Shelf Gets His Magical Powers When You Name Him
How can you enlist the aid of an Elf on the Shelf? Its magical abilities are on loan for any family that wants to adopt a young Boy Scout or Girl Scout elf. And the process which gives each scout elf its magical abilities transforms this lifeless little doll into a wonderful Christmas miracle only after a special name has been chosen by its host family.
Each and every night before Christmas morning, your family’s Elf on the Shelf makes the tireless trip to Santa’s workshop. And you had better be on your toes as well mom and dad, because the elf reports on all the members of his adopted family, not just the children!
Beginning somewhere around the start of the holiday season, this magical mystery allows your Elf on the Shelf to begin his nightly flights. In the United States that means that Thanksgiving might be when your adopted elf begins reporting. But be careful! Some elves begin much earlier in the year, and some later. Since you can never know when your Elf on the Shelf is going to arrive and begin his yearly scouting duties, you had better be on your best behavior.
Just like any smart spy, your Girl Scout or Boy Scout elf chooses a new and unique perch from which to watch and listen every morning when it returns. And children should understand that touching the elf could remove the special magical properties. This means Santa may not find out that good little boys and girls are worthy of wonderful Christmas gifts. So hands off your Elf on the Shelf!
There is also one other special rule which your scout elf must obey. He is never to move or talk to anyone in the house while his family is awake. But you can talk to your elf, and even though he does not appear to be listening, he remembers everything you say. Actually, speaking to your elf about what your family members want for Christmas is recommended. This way there can be no mistaking what he tells Santa when he travels back to the North Pole.
How to Adopt an Elf On The Shelf
So, how do you adopt an Elf on the Shelf? Simply visit an elf adoption center online. You will receive a special book that explains everything involved in the scout elf process, and if you invite properly, your family’s elf can make a debut on a special appearance like a child’s birthday.