The Elf on the Shelf, is a book about a little elf that watches over you to make sure you are behaving. He reports at night back to Santa Claus all the good and bad things you do. You can not touch it or it will lose its magical powers. You also must give your elf a name. We called ours, Red.
Looking at pictures above, they both seem so excited about getting a special deliver gift from Santa, right! Wrong, Isabella HATED, Red. She wanted me to put it back in the box and "give it to some other kids". Well I gave in to her, and I put it back in box, but that now how Red (the elf) works. To Isabella surprise, Red was waiting for her the next morning by her bed. O, she was mad! I explained that Red is magical and Santa Claus sent him for the special task to watch over Sam and her. Few nights before this Santa Claus actually called her (a friend does this every holiday to boys and girls in our community), which I told her that Santa told me that he was sending an elf to watch over them. Well long story short, she finally told me she LOVES, RED! Now she loves to show Red to anyone that comes over! Tough one!
You never know where he will be?