Have you got an elf in your family?
An integral part of many household’s advent activities, the tradition of elf visitors has grown phenomenally since the publication of US mother-and-daughter duo’s poem-and-elf boxed set The Elf on the Shelf.
Such a simple concept, it brilliantly balances the magic and frivolity of Christmas, whilst helping parents keep their children on best behaviour throughout the month.
We explore the tradition and how to welcome an elf visitor in your family, share ideas for how to set up your elf each night, and help you navigate some of the bumps along the road (when little ones get too attached, or parents forget their night-time duties!).