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21/10/2013 at 14:53
What is this? I see loads of people talking about it but I've no idea what it is and whether I should have one
21/10/2013 at 15:00
I think it's an American thing. You basically put a toy elf somewhere in your living room who watches the kids. I think you move it about and it reports back to Santa. Something like that anyway!
21/10/2013 at 15:02
21/10/2013 at 15:15
ah right - that will be a no then
21/10/2013 at 16:10
I posted about it ages ago and was told I had too much time on my hands (I wish!) I need to get my bum in gear and order one actually as not got organised yet
21/10/2013 at 16:13
I'm pondering getting one but won't have time every day.
21/10/2013 at 16:35
We have one. She came last year. LO is 6 though so dont know how long we can do it for but for now its the best part of christmas for her. M has been asking for the last month how long until Elisha (what shes named her) comes. I normally try and plan out each days movement and just keep a list on my phone so i dont have to think about it every day. On Christmas Eve when she had to go back to the north pole she left a letter to let us know that Santa would lift the magic and let them have a cuddle goodbye. (cos you're not allowed to touch the elf or she'll lose her magic and wont be able to fly home). We had the most well behaved december ever last year so i think its a brilliant idea.
21/10/2013 at 16:40
£30 people! £30 for a doll to sit on your shelf? Madness.
21/10/2013 at 16:59
the one i seen was only £12ish i think, its the one mrs c got
21/10/2013 at 17:32
It can be any elf, ikea sell them for a few quid apparently
21/10/2013 at 18:21
This lady is fab and local to you too Belle - amazing!
21/10/2013 at 18:22
21/10/2013 at 18:23
LOL is she an elf?
21/10/2013 at 20:08
My mum got ours from Amazon, not sure what she paid, wouldn't have been £30. Came with a nice book all about the Elf (I can't remember what we named him ) and E loved looking for him each morning. It did work, if he was messing about I'd remind him that elf was watching and would go tell Santa and he soon stoppped. It was a nice part of christmas.
21/10/2013 at 20:27
o i didnt know ikea did them ck
what my plan is, is that the elf (?glen ) is coming to stay on 1st dec, and then he will go but leave us our xmas hamper on xmas eve as a thank you for looking after him
We got our last year and my two girls loved it. It is expensive for what it is and I guess any elf will do but you are buying a tradition that they will remember when they grow up. Anything odd that goes on in our house gets blamed on the elf all year round. Also we did a mid year letter from the Elf to remind them to behave, concentrate at school, stay in their bed at night etc and it seemed to work. Argos sell a DVD short story of the elf for £2.99 (free delivery) so if you are unsure maybe get that and show it to the kids snd see how they respond. X
21/10/2013 at 22:19
We have an Elf on the Shelf. Our one came from the States courtesy of my godmother, with an accompanying rhyming storybook about who he is and what he's about to read with the kids. 2 years ago they were both amazed and slightly terrified and behaviour was fantastic for the whole month! Last year Jack asked too many questions, and it was harder to keep up, but still great December behaviour. I'm guessing this might be our last year - for J at least to really buy into it, but I love it!
I have no idea how much it cost as ours was a present, but it doesn't have to be a proper one, it could be any old elf or reindeer toy really.
21/10/2013 at 22:28
We had one last year, my boys loved it and named her snowflake lol. This is the DVD www.argos.co.uk/.../176789.htm
I didn't move it around too much, just every couple of days.
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