The Elf on the Shelf
The Elf on the Shelf

What is The Elf on the Shelf®?

The Elf on the Shelf® is a fun-filled Christmas tradition that has captured the hearts of children everywhere who welcome home one of Santa’s Scout Elves each holiday season. The magical Scout Elves help Santa manage his nice list by taking note of a family’s Christmas adventures and reporting back to Santa at the North Pole nightly. Each morning, the Scout Elf returns to its family and perches in a new spot, waiting for someone to spot them. Children love to wake up and race around the house looking for their Scout Elf each morning.

You can tell Santa’s Official Scout Elves apart from other elves at the North Pole because they arrive in their official solid red jumpsuit with their very own storybook called The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition. Ready to adopt your own Scout Elf?

How Do I Get an Official Scout Elf?

Browse photos of elves in action, and print out materials and instructions to inspire your Scout Elf this season!

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Show off the unique personality of your Scout Elf in the latest North Pole fashions designed by Mrs. Claus.

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Register your family’s Scout Elf to receive a personalized adoption certificate and official letter from Santa Claus.

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