Elf on the shelf started in 2004 by a self published author by the name of Carol Aebersold and her daughter Chanda Bell. The book tells the story how the elf visits children between Thanks Giving and Christmas Eve to spy on them and report back to Santa if they have been naughty or nice. After Christmas Eve the elves all return to the North Pole until the next holiday season.
I have never taken part in this tradition before, but with 3 children now really excited about Christmas I thought it would make the season even more special and help the time go quicker. This is my little girl elf called Sophie, she is hiding away planning some fun for the children.
Each day I will update this post with Sophie’s latest antics. If you have any suggestion of what tricks Sophie can get up to, please leave a comment below.