The Elf on the Shelf®: A Birthday Tradition

In Santa’s Christmas village at the North Pole, the Scout Elves have their own special way of celebrating birthdays—a tradition that goes back many generations. Now, Santa has given special permission for his elves to share that tradition with the families who love them. The Elf on the Shelf®: A Birthday Tradition tells the little-known story of how Santa’s finest helpers celebrate birthdays at the North Pole—and how you can invite your Scout Elf to share that tradition with YOU! Each kit includes special instructions for inviting your Scout Elf for a birthday visit, and a festive birthday outfit for your Scout Elf to slip into before the big day! Also available—the Birthday Countdown & Game and the Birthday Chair Decoration Kit.

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Check out the fun birthday ideas including special do-it-yourself birthday party crafts and more in our inspiration blog.

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Children everywhere love presents! For some, a new bicycle or dolly or gadget is their biggest wish. For others, a clean glass of water would change everything. The Scout Elves are helping—and you can, too. Join us and pledge your next birthday to help!


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