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NoHunIntended Fri 07-Oct-11 13:20:59


Those of you who do Elf on the Shelf - where did you get your elf from please? Links would be appreciated.


tummytickler Fri 07-Oct-11 14:19:28

What is Elf on the Shelf?

SunshineOnARainyDay Fri 07-Oct-11 14:23:49

OOh, I didn't know what they were but I have just Googled and now I really want one. DD and DS would love it. Expensive though!

NoHunIntended Fri 07-Oct-11 14:38:00

tt, it's a Christmas elf (Santa's Little Helper) that sits on a shelf and keeps an eye on your child/ren during the run up to Christmas (or all year, if you like!), then reports back to Santa in time to let him know whether your child has been naughty or nice, and therefore deserving of presents or not!
You can make a game of hiding the elf in a new place every day in December and have the children try and find him/her.

See: I was just wondering if there was a more awesome elf about! I do quite like this one though!

It's all expensive, Sunshine! smile Though I see things like this as an investment, it can be re-used every year, and then passed on to the next generation.

SunshineOnARainyDay Fri 07-Oct-11 14:47:06

Yes, you're right, it would be an investment and come out year after year. May see if I can get a little elf slightly cheaper. Thanks for the idea though!

brookeslay Fri 07-Oct-11 15:23:45


brookeslay Fri 07-Oct-11 15:27:09

blog about two elfs

LordOfTheFlies Fri 07-Oct-11 17:08:32

EotS comes with a book so you can record all through December. You hide him every evening in a different place and the DC have to find him . Then on the 24th he 'magically' disappears back to the North Pole to report to Father Christmas.

Last year I made on using green and red felt to dress a Christopher Eccleson Dr Who Doll. ( Originally wanted an Action Man but can't find a cheap one and DS hasn't got his)

Will look in The Entertainer- they had A -Team dolls. I'm sure Hannible or Mr T won't mind being dressed up in Elf shoes, green suit and a matching hat! grin

NoHunIntended Fri 07-Oct-11 17:55:24

Ooh, brookeslay, that is a lovely one, thank you. I won't commit just yet in case anyone comes along with a nicer one. In my mind I envisaged him looking more vintage/old-school.

Sunshine, will you let me know which one you get?

LotF, what gets recorded in the book?

WitchesBrewIsMyFriend Fri 07-Oct-11 17:56:30

oh I want one.

NoHunIntended Fri 07-Oct-11 17:57:05

P.S. LotR, Mr.T dressed up as an elf? I pity the fool! grin

tummytickler Fri 07-Oct-11 18:43:15

Ooooh - they are lovely! I might be tempted!

NoHunIntended Fri 07-Oct-11 19:20:51

Er, I meant LotF not LotR - must truly have elves on my mind!

tickler, do it!

SunshineOnARainyDay Fri 07-Oct-11 19:37:57

I will let you know which one I get. Will have a search online tonight. Any excuse to get something for Christmas and I'm on to it grin

brookeslay Fri 07-Oct-11 19:43:08

great US site for inspriation though they ship here

SunshineOnARainyDay Fri 07-Oct-11 20:42:02

That's a great website!

WinterIsComing Fri 07-Oct-11 21:14:08

That's a pretty good idea. Had to giggle at, "Manufacturer recommended age: 36 months - 18 years" though grin

NoHunIntended Fri 07-Oct-11 21:35:37

Utterly adorable! Thanks! smile

winefairy Sat 08-Oct-11 10:06:34

I ordered the Amazon one a while back after seeing it on another thread here and he is actually nicer in real life. He does look vintage, NoHun, as he is a kneehugger which were popular in the 50's. I still have my Grandparents original ones.

To me he's worth the money as he appears for most of December (think of the old S&B 'Costs Per Wear' theory) and he will also be responsible for the Christmas Eve pj hamper in the Winefairy house. He shall be worked hard!

Haribojoe Sat 08-Oct-11 16:30:12

Have ordered mine today, he will be "arriving" on the morning of our pre-Christmas Christmas day (the day when we decorate the house).

MonsterBookOfHorrors Sat 08-Oct-11 16:42:35

Hi NoHun smile
It is a great idea.
Last year we got desperate as ds was being naughty due to excitement. In the end we put our santa tree decoration up in his bedroom and told him santa was watching. It really does work! grin
I may invest on an elf. Thanks for the idea.
Have you tried ebay, they may have new ones on there. smile

SunshineOnARainyDay Sat 08-Oct-11 20:41:38

NoHun I've just ordered the one from Amazon! Will let you know what he's like when he arrives.

NoHunIntended Sat 08-Oct-11 21:00:21

Thanks, winefairy, good to know he looks a bit vintage, and nicer in real life.
You are right re the value for money if he's used every Christmas, and then passed on. I have seen a gorgeous elf for £100 but that's a bit of a crazy price, even if he's passed on seven generations!!! Isn't it? <tempted><reminds self I am not to be a fool soon parted with my money><oh but I want him!!!>.

Enjoy your elf, Haribo.
Ooh, Sunshine, exciting!

Hi, Monster!! smile
I have looked on ebay, etsy, Amazon, lots of places, just want to make sure the Aurora one is the nicest available before I go for it (apart from the overpriced Waldorf-style one).

JjandtheBeanlovesUnicorns Sat 08-Oct-11 21:28:23

The aurora one is adorable! I neeeed it!

MonsterBookOfHorrors Sat 08-Oct-11 22:14:38

That's the one I liked on ebay, go for it smile

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