Growing up we had a little elf that looked just like this one. I so wanted one for my house but never found one until "Elf on the Shelf" became popular a couple of years ago. If you have never heard of it, the original story goes that some elves leave the north pole to watch the girls and boys to help Santa. The story is much more elaborate and there are rules that no one can touch the elf or the magic is lost. Each day your elf gets into mischief and kids enjoy what the elf has been up to. If you are curious, there are a LOT of awesomely clever ideas on Pinterest and around the web.
I thought it might be fun to add my elf to my blog for the month of December, but I didn't want Ella and Jackson leaving with out meeting him.