Are you looking for elf on the shelf ideas? Whether you are just starting out with your family’s elf or have been hiding your elf for years these are great ideas to incorporate this holiday season!

Elf On The Shelf Ideas

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Elf On The Shelf Ideas

The elf on the shelf has been visiting our home during the Christmas season for about eight years.

Our scout elf, who’s name is Herby, arrives just after Thanksgiving and departs on Christmas Eve. The kids look forward to his arrival every year and my youngest cries when he leaves. They love finding him every morning and talking to him about their Christmas dreams.

Whole Family Christmas Tradition

It really is a fun tradition that the whole family participates in!

Even our older children participate by taking turns hiding the elf for their younger siblings.

Whether you are looking for easy ideas for hiding your elf (trust me, I too have days where I just need to find an easy spot to move him to!), a great way to celebrate your elf’s arrival, creative ideas, or an elaborate elf sendoff, this post is for you!

Below you will also find printable elf ideas, elf on the shelf activities, and elf on the shelf recipes! We’ve covered all the bases:)

So let’s get started and find some great ideas to add to your month of December Christmas tradition list!

Elf On The Shelf Ideas

These great ideas will help you stay on track with your elf on the shelf tradition and will bring lots of holiday fun to your home!

I hope you enjoy these elf on the shelf ideas with your family and have a very Merry Christmas!