It’s December 1st, which means Elf on the Shelf is officially back for 2020. If you want to take part in the popular tradition, here are 15 places that you could hide your elf.
After a long year dominated by Covid-19, it seems like people have been keener than ever to get into the Christmas spirit, and everyone’s been excitedly waiting until December 1st to start their Christmas countdown.
The big day is finally here, and the festive season has officially begun, which means so has Elf on the Shelf.
As well as Advent calendars, Elf on the Shelf has become a popular way to get your children excited for Christmas and count down the days until Santa comes to visit.
Here are 15 Elf on the Shelf ideas for 2020.
What is Elf on the Shelf?
Over the pat few years, a new Christmas tradition has started becoming popular called Elf on the Shelf.
The trend all started with a 2005 American Children’s book called The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition by Bell Chanda and Carol V. Aebersold. The story is about a scout elf who was sent by Santa to check whether the children were being naughty or nice.
Then, a doll of the elf in the book was created, and parents began bringing the character to life in their own homes.
Every night in December, parents hide the elf doll that children believe has been sent by Father Christmas in different places around the house. Then, children will find it when they wake up.
The tradition has now become popular in many countries around the world and is a fun way to get your children excited for Christmas and bring a little bit of festive magic.
15 Elf on the Shelf ideas
If you’re thinking of doing Elf on the Shelf for your children this year, here are some places where you could hide the elf doll every day…
1. Elf on the Shelf eating the cookies
2. Elf on the Shelf doing the laundry
3. Elf on the Shelf self-isolating
4. Elf on the Shelf in a hot air balloon
5. Elf on the Shelf in a marshmallow bubble bath
6. Elf on the Shelf in a delivery bag
7. Elf on the Shelf in a car
8. Elf on the Shelf climbing the wall
9. Elf on the Shelf wrapped in toilet roll
10. Elf on the Shelf on the Christmas tree
11. Elf on the Shelf taking a selfie
12. Elf on the Shelf in a boat
13. Elf on the Shelf sanitising his hands
14. Elf on the Shelf in your shoes
15. Elf on the Shelf doing a face mask
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