For the past few years you may have heard about the trend from America called Elf in the Shelf. Photographs pop up all over social media much to the amusement of many of us, or annoyance to the rest. It now has a rising popularity in the U.K with more and more households taking part in this for fun only tradition.

But what is Elf on the Shelf exactly?

It originates from a book of the same name that was published in 2005 based on the childhood memories of a mothers scout elf tradition carried on with her own children. The book was written by mother and daughter duo Carol V. Aebersold and Chanda A. Bell and the idea was born during a chat whilst sat at the kitchen table (Source).

All across social media you can see all sorts of posts of what people’s scout elves get up to. Such as hiding out in Christmas trees, making snow angles or causing general havoc when their family are not looking when they return back from the North Pole every night after they have reported back on whether their family deserve to be on the nice list or not.

So, with myself being a self confessed Christmas obsessive and with this being Harrison’s first Christmas partaking in this was a no brainier…for me anyway!

So, please meet our very own scout elf Robin Wintersnap!

He has already been making himself at home, stealing mince pies and hanging out with his best pal Rudolph!

He’s been scoping out the house for all the best hide out places!

As well as making friends with Bunny!

I hear he will start making appearances very soon and reporting back to the big man in red on how well behaved the Lewis Household are being!


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