Hey, if this many people will buy an Elf On The Shelf, we should find a way to use the elf at other times of the year. Introducing Elf On The Shelf Birthday.
Straight from their site:
In Santa’s Christmas village at the North Pole, the scout elves have their own special way of celebrating birthdays—a tradition that goes back many generations. Now, at the request of children around the world, Santa has given special permission for his elves to share that tradition with the families who love them.
The Elf on the Shelf®: A Birthday Tradition tells the little-known story of how Santa’s finest helpers celebrate birthdays at the North Pole—and how you can invite your elf to share that tradition with YOU! Each kit includes special instructions for families on how to invite their scout elf for a birthday visit, and a festive birthday outfit for your elf to slip into before your big day!
“Santa loves birthdays with all their tradition. I know he would give me exclusive permission— to come to your wing-ding, your hullabaloo. He probably wishes that he could come, too.”
Now, I love a good elf as much as the next person, but do you really want to add more drama to your child’s birthday week? Isn’t planning a party and doing all the other Pinterest ideas enough? My guess is no, some of you really are crazy. For those of you – enjoy!