Elf on the Shelf

Elf on the Shelf has become a fun Christmas tradition in many households around the world. And thousands have even adopted a further tradition of his arrival through a fairy door.

What is Elf on the Shelf?

Elf on the Shelf is a Christmas tradition centered around little red Elves sent by Santa to homes on the first of December each year to spy on the family for that month and report behaviours back to Santa. 

Each night, each Elf returns to Santa to give a report and then comes back to the family the next morning in a different spot, usually doing something mischievous. 

His job is finished on Christmas Eve, when he returns to Santa. Only to return again to the family the next December. 

As Elf on the Shelf reports back to Santa each night, kids love to maintain their best behaviour to be sure they are on Santa’s nice list!

The magic is centred around the fact that Elf doesn’t talk, he only listens. And he is not to be touched, or he will lose his magic. 

The fun is centred around discovering where Elf has arrived each morning and in seeing what mischief he has gotten into.  

Elf on the Shelf and a Fairy Door

Thousands of people around the world have extended this tradition to include a fairy door for Elf’s arrival on 1st December. Which we think is absolutely perfect!

He is the perfect size!

He is the perfect colour!

And his personality is a perfect match to arrive in such a magical way!

Elf Mischievous Antics

And the fun doesn’t stop at his arrival. Every morning when Elf returns to the family, he enjoys nothing more than to get himself into mischief and to be discovered doing it.

This is the biggest reason why Elf on the Shelf has become so popular. It’s the creativity he inspires. The 1000’s of wild and wonderful mischievous antics he gets into. The unending positions that children find him in every morning. And the creative ideas that many a parent thinks up to keep the magic and fun alive.

All over social media there are thousands of ideas for Elf Mischievous Antics, some simple, some complex but all are funny and entertaining.

Keep reading because below we have our FREE Elf Antics Calendar to download!

Where can I buy a Red Fairy Door?

Include one of our gorgeous Red Fairy Doors each year as part of your Christmas Elf tradition.

We have a beautiful free standing Red Fairy Door with Stand, that you can sit anywhere…


We also have a vibrant Red Glitter Christmas Opening Fairy Door with matching Elf Mailbox!



We even have a Red Opening Fairy Door that LIGHTS UP! How super magical for an Elf’s arrival!

Elf on the Shelf Antics Calendar

PLUS we have created a fun Elf on the Shelf Antics Calendar for you to print out. This quick reference guide, provides you with a different fun, mischievous idea every day throughout December.

Ideas that are quick, easy, inexpensive and creative that you can use with your Elf to surprise your kids with.

We suggest you could print out our Elf Antics Calendar and hide it somewhere to refer to “at a glance”. And it can also be repeated or adapted each year.

Print our Elf Antics Calendar here

Elf on the Shelf Calendar

For lots of other Christmas Fairy Door ideas, you might enjoy:

How to Decorate your Fairy Door for Christmas

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