Christmas FamilyLife

The Return of the Christmas Elf to Andover Homes

During December a special little visitor comes to stay in many family homes. It’s that time of year for the return of elf on the shelf.

What is Elf on the shelf?

An elf is sent by Santa/Father Christmas to check on our children. The festive toy begun as a children’s book in the US in 2005, telling the story of how Santa sends a scout elf to check whether your children are being naughty or nice. It’s now spread to over here to the UK. Every day in December, once the children are in bed, the elf moves to different locations in the house, so children need to hunt for him in the morning. Some elf’s leave behind a small gift as well. Children can chat to the elf but cant touch him otherwise the magic will make him disappear forever !!

What do Andover parents think ?

Will an elf be visiting your family home this December?

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Or will you be using the current covid travel restrictions and vaccine passport situation as a reason that the elf can not visit your family home this year?

Will it be a good elf or a naughty elf?

We would love to see photos and hear of any Christmas elf activities that take place in your family home, so that we can share them here. Please email us your photos and comments  to