We just started this new tradition in our house last night. Patrick — our Elf on the Shelf – took up residence on our mantel yesterday afternoon. What a fun thing to keep our kids entertained until Christmas Eve. If you haven’t heard of this tradition before, it is a little elf which sits and watches your children each day. They name him themselves and each night, he magically disappears to go and report to Santa and share how your kids behaved that day. The next morning, your kids can search for him in his new “hiding” place. The only trick is that if kids touch him – they might take away his magic powers. Just so much fun!
This week, Target is offering Elf on the Shelf for $29.95 plus a $5 gift card. That makes it a net of $24.95. If you’d rather not fight the crowds, you can order it from home and even get free shipping — and still get the gift card! You can order one over at Target right now.