The Best Christmas Tradition I Never Knew About


I have been spending a lot of time of Pinterest recently looking at Christmas Decorations and activities to do with the kids. I came across this little guy on a blog I followed Pinterest to – the name of the blog escapes me now but he crux of it was that they had an elf which every night moved to a new position in the house and the kids had the job of locating him. I thought this was such a fun idea but little did I know how popular it was. I genuinely thought this was one woman with too much time on her hands who’d thought up a great way to keep the Christmas magic alive in this little elf but in America Elf On The Shelf is HUGE, just google it. I’ve seen so many photos of the different locations and positions the elves have been in that I had to share some of my favourites with you..

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People get CREATIVE! There are also some less than family friendly pictures out there if you’re up for a sinister giggle or two but let’s keep it wholesome on the blog – today anyway. I love this idea and have found Elf On The Shelf to buy online from Tesco so will be ordering him toot suite as I want to have him in time for the tree going up – likely mid November.Obviously you could do this with anything, you can buy any toy and do something similar but he comes with a book and the story behind him and I just think he’s too cute to dupe for cheaper. For those wondering he’s Santas elf and every night he flies back to the North Pole to tell him about the day and whether the children have been good. Each morning he returns and this is where you come in.. he has to be in a new place every day. The rule is that he cannot be touched as his magic is fragile and if it’s broken he wont be able to get back to Santa anymore. I was telling Ella about the elf and how cute is this?.. she said ‘if Milo accidentally touches him I will move him at night so that he thinks he’s still magic’ – she’s 8 and on the cusp of not believing but she still wants to. I have a feeling that next year I will have a helper keeping the magic alive for her brother.

The elf is available online here for £27.95, have you heard of this before? I’m interested to know if I’ve just totally missed it or this really is only big in the US

Miss BB



  1. Sarah
    18 October, 2013 / 9:02 am

    I absolutely adore the idea of this!! You should call him Buddy x

    • missbudgetbeauty
      20 October, 2013 / 10:37 pm

      haha love that

  2. 18 October, 2013 / 3:03 pm

    What a sweet idea, I’ve never heard of it. Shame I have no youngsters in my family. Wonder if my 18 year brother would be interested haha!!x

  3. Jo
    18 October, 2013 / 6:29 pm

    We have cousins with family in the US and they always do this, and it works really well. The kids love it and and are on their best behaviour all thru advent 🙂

  4. 19 October, 2013 / 6:08 pm

    This is a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing!

  5. 20 October, 2013 / 7:43 pm

    This is indeed a brilliant idea. Its massive in the States; we discovered it the last time we were there for Christmas and we’re introducing it at Martini Towers this year. I’m beyond excited… MM

  6. 20 October, 2013 / 10:36 pm

    This is SO cute. Wish I was a bit older with a family so I could do it – I’ll forget about it by the time I get around to it 🙁
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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