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Have I Got a Present for You! [Explored 12/2/2011] | by w4nd3rl0st (InspiredinDesMoines)
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Have I Got a Present for You! [Explored 12/2/2011]

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Many people participate in an annual tradition called "Elf on the Shelf". This was created by a children’s picture book written by American mother-daughter duo Carol Aebersold and Chanda Bell, and illustrated by Coë Steinwart in 2005.

 

We recently discovered this awesome book and started our own annual tradition with our son. In a nutshell, you read the story to your child and then hide this cute (scary?) little elf in your house each morning in a different place. The idea is that the elf reports the kids' behavior each night to Santa Claus while the children are sleeping. There are only a couple rules like "no touching the elf" and "the elf can't talk".

 

It's been a lot of fun. If you are interested, check out the links below:

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Elf_on_the_Shelf

www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2010-12-23-elf21_CV_N.htm

www.bookbusinessmag.com/article/how-self-published-book-b...

 

Thanks for the Explore (December 2nd)!

 

Canon 7d and 50mm f1.8 on a Vanguard tripod

 

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Taken on December 2, 2011