I know there are some serious Elf on the Shelf haters out there but the phenomenon continues to grow. According to news reports more than 6 MILLION copies of the book have sold with a 70 percent growth in sales since it was released in 2005. In fact, the Elf is even getting a new book – a birthday edition. The birthday edition comes with a cupcake outfit for the Elf but no Elf. You must buy the first one to get the elf.
Whether you love the Elf, hate the Elf, or just tolerate the Elf, there are plenty of ideas for Elf mischief out there. Here are some helpful links depending on how you feel:
Pinterest is literally full of hundreds, if not thousands, of ideas for parents. You can search “Elf on Shelf ideas,” “Elf on the Shelf funny ideas,” “Elf on the Shelf for toddlers ideas,” and many, many more.
This one is for the lazy Elf on the Shelf parents (or possible haters who are gutting through it for their kids). They call it Elf on the Shelf for Slackers. You’ll find advice like: If you forget to move the elf, tell them he didn’t move because they must have been naughty. They need to try harder.
This one goes out to the Jewish folks who might feel left out. A NRP article looks at the Mensch on the Bench.
For the haters: Why I hate the Elf on the Shelf