December is officially here and the Christmas item that is on the top of the shoppers’ to-buy list is the Elf on the Shelf. This Christmas toy is used by parents to teach their children to be nice during the holidays.
The elf is said to be sent to their households by Santa Claus to watch over the children. The elf will then tell Santa Claus if the child in the household is being naughty or nice. Then Santa will then decide what to give that child according to the elf’s report.
Parents who purchased the Elf on the Shelf will put the elf in different parts of their homes everyday. This is so it would seem to the children that the elf is keeping a close watch on them.
The Elf on the Shelf
This festive toy started as a children’s book written by American Carol Aebersold. She wrote the book because her family is also doing the tradition of putting an elf on their home to see if their kids are being naughty or nice.
The book is so successful that it went oversees all the way to the UK. And later on, sells the book including a figure of the fictional ‘elf’ on the book. Aebersold would like to let shoppers know that the elf is up for adoption instead of being sold. That is why she calls the stores selling the book and figurine as ‘adoption centers’.
Where to Buy
The Elf on the Shelf’s first UK edition is available on the different major shops like John Lewis. The book with the figurine is also available online. Amazon is selling the book for £31.95. Elf on the Shelf UK is selling the book and toy for £29.95 while eBay sells the Christmas toy for the same price.