Assuming you have young children, it is more than likely that they already get excited thinking about Christmas and all the things that it brings. The Elf on The shelf is a great Christmas tradition to bring home. Yes, your kids will love it, but in all probability you will find that they behave much better than usual, as they will believe that the Elf will inform Santa Claus, which will only be a good thing.
It’s a fantastic book to read with your little ones at bedtime and will definitely get everyone in the holiday mood. The theory behind the story is the fact that Santa must know whether or not a child has behaved before handing out presents on Christmas Eve. So Santa sends his Elf to watch over the young people in each house. The Elf sits on the shelf (or ledge or dining table) and after looking after the little ones every day, returns to Santa every night to report. It’s key to make sure you move the Elf because it will lose its power if the boys and girls find it in the exact same position every morning. He is supposed to have already been to the North Pole and is back after all. Children can even register the Elf online and will be asked to give it a unique name.
The Elf comes with the hardcover book plus a keepsake box for your kids to keep their Christmas sketches and decorations. Also, there is an action book as part of the series and some additional dolls, for example an elf girl and boy that you can buy when your kids really get involved in this tale.
Christmas is a holiday season and it is great to see young children completely fall under the spell of Santa and his incredible Elves, especially if the recent economic situation may mean that numerous families have been under pressure lately.
If you like to cultivate the magic of Christmas in your home, other great books to share with young children include the classic “It was the night before Christmas,” plus the many Christmas offerings from your favorite heroes, including Barney, Thomas the Train, Barbie, etc. The most recent books include the fantastic “A Little Clap for Mrs. Claus.” Some may like to mix up the spiritual aspect of Christmas and will be able to get books written especially for children to help them understand that particular message.
The Elf on the Shelf is a good gift for all households that include the little ones. Maybe you should get yours now and open it at Thanksgiving?