Until lunch I never knew what these even were! The kids were telling me about them, I have seen these but never paid any attention and even saw pics posted on FB from friends but no details. with 2 older kids it hard to keep the magic of Christmas but we do our best DS 12 and DD 10 ( has one at dance and loves it) and DD 1 is too little to understand but brought a lot of fun back into the Holidays and we get to enjoy Santa all over again! My older ones still love Santa and we always taught them the spirit of Santa will be in all of us no matter how old we are! So DD is in the Christmas parade tonight and I thought it would be a fun idea to have my mom go pick up the elf on the shelf and come hide it in the tree meet us at the parade and when we get home it will be here! This should be funny for them because they know I didnt know the tradition behind this until today and they will be with me all day so know I didnt get it. Please share some places your elf hides and what fun things it is doing when everyone wakes up! Im new at this and would love some idea! Yes I know some people think they are a little creepy but Im excited to have fun with the kids and see what we can come up with! I know this will also give them something to look forward to!