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As we count down to Christmas, there are so many great family traditions to enjoy including decorating the tree, writing Letters to Santa, and leaving out some milk and cookies, as well as some carrots for the reindeer!

But, one newer annual tradition, is one of my favourites and has captured the hearts and imaginations of families around the world… The Elf on the Shelf!

The magical Scout Elves get adopted into families’ homes ahead of Christmas to help Santa manage his ‘Nice List’. The Elf takes notes during the day, sitting quietly observing the family, and when everyone has gone to bed, they come to life and head back to report to Santa at the North Pole.

It’s not all work though… Elves love to play. On their return from visiting Santa, they will find themselves a new spot to perch themselves on and often enjoy some shenanigans during the night too! Kids love waking up to find the Elf and discover what they’ve been up to.

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With Elves adopted into homes everywhere, a simple Google search will show the fun these Elves are having during the night, and the joy they are bringing to kids each morning. It’s a really wonderful (and memorable) way to add to the magic of the season.

If you’d like to adopt this tradition and welcome a Scout Elf into your home head to You can also pick up some fashionable Scout Elf clothing in the Claus Couture Collection, find fun games and activities your Elf will love or even adopt an Elf Pet there too!

Wishing you a fun festive season with your family. If you do welcome an Elf into your home, we’d love to see what they get up to, tag pakmag_nq on Instagram and use the hashtags #pakmagshare #pakmag #ElvesinNQ

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