According to The Elf on the Shelf: The night before Christmas is when an elf's job comes to an end. On December 24, most Scout Elves say farewell to their families and fly back to the North Pole.
Fearing some elf separation anxiety? Never fear, fresh elves are near.
Meet their well behaved Country Cousin Elves who like to leisurely hang around your house after Christmas until their mischievous Elf on the Shelf cousins make their return. These elves have no spy duties as far as we know. Elf loving families and especially over-challenged parents enjoy welcoming this sedate couple into their homes. This couple requires absolutely NO time spent out-doing other parents creativity.
For those of you unfamiliar with the story of the Elf on the Shelf here is a shorter version!
The elf is Santa’s special helper and he or she watches the children during the day. Then every night the elves fly back to the North Pole reporting to Santa of the daily behavior of the children. Have they been naughty, nice? Then, before the child awakes the next morning their elf will have returned to a different spot than they were in the day before.
During the elf’s stay there is only one VERY important rule that all children must follow. DO NOT TOUCH THE ELF! The elf will lose its magic and won’t be able to fly back to report to Santa.
Now here is the fun part. Every morning the elf is found in a new location and usually involved in clever mischievoushenanigans.
In years past, creative parents scoured the internet for creative and hilarious poses for their elf. May I say, the creativity has no end.