The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition

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The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition is Coming and you are invited to celebrate a new tradition! In Santa's Christmas village, the elves have their own special way of celebrating birthdays—a tradition that goes back thousands of years. Now, at the request of children around the world, Santa has given special permission for his scout elves to share that tradition with the families who love them. But ...

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Overview

The Elf on the Shelf doll not included.

The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition is Coming and you are invited to celebrate a new tradition! In Santa's Christmas village, the elves have their own special way of celebrating birthdays—a tradition that goes back thousands of years. Now, at the request of children around the world, Santa has given special permission for his scout elves to share that tradition with the families who love them. But an elf cannot come to a birthday party unless it is invited.


The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition tells the little-known story of the North Pole tradition and includes special instructions for families to invite their scout elf for a birthday visit. The book also includes a special Claus Couture Collection® birthday outfit just for the elf. Written in signature rhyme by best-selling authors Carol Aebersold and Chanda Bell and illustrated in classic watercolor art, the book represent the first original title from this award-winning team since the publication of The Elf on the Shelf®: A Christmas Tradition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780984365197
  • Publisher: CCA and B, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/22/2013
  • Series: Elf on the Shelf Series
  • Sales rank: 61,553
  • Age range: 3 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.38 (w) x 10.54 (h) x 1.54 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2013

    Should be more obviously stated that the "Elf" is not

    Should be more obviously stated that the "Elf" is not included. Kind of disappointed when I received the package only to find it was just the costume.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    I understood the elf was not in the package, just the book and o

    I understood the elf was not in the package, just the book and outfit. That's fine. I was very disappointed, however to read the book and find the birthday elf "tradition"  turns out to be very involved, the creation of a special chair, like a birthday throne.This creates a huge expectation that the child will have an extravagant chair for his/her birthday in order to follow the book's story.  It really puts a lot of pressure on parents to follow through with what happens in the story.  This is so far fetched from the beautiful simplicity of the Christmas Elf story. We were glad we read the story ahead of sharing it with our granddaughter. We were warned about the chair issue and, after reading the book, decided not to use the book at all. The birthday appearance of the elf alone was enough to thrill the 4 year old. Creating a throne-like chair is a totally unnecessary gimmick that serves no purpose. Something more manageable would have been an appropriate item to craft for the story, such as an empty card stock frame ready to hold a picture of the elf with the birthday child would have been sufficient, and a great "souvenir" of the elf's birthday visit. So disappointing when lack of judgement pushes something overboard, which spoils a good thing.  

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    great! And it is directly stated that "doll not included&q

    great!
    And it is directly stated that "doll not included". Definitely worth the $20.00.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    Not quite what I expected

    Perhaps I misunderstood but I thought this book would include an elf to hide prior to the birthday. I was disappointed there was not one included. I would have been happy to pay more but not have to try to purchase an elf separately.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

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    Very cute!

    Nice addition to the traditional Elf of the Shelf book. I had this book come to my daughter as a present from our shelf elf and she loved it. A very cute story and outfit as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    This is AWESOME!!!  My kids see the elf as a family member now t

    This is AWESOME!!!  My kids see the elf as a family member now that comes home for the holidays. They loved the birthday surprise! To the people that are unsure on effort....You can totally do as much or as little as you want. It is a kids toy, not an instruction manual. Have fun with this. And you can create your own rules. Much like owning the elf. You can make it more about the" naughty nice" behavior thing OR the fun "hide and seek" magical part thing. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2013

    Do not buy this! It's bad enough to have to move the @@@@@ elf f

    Do not buy this! It's bad enough to have to move the @@@@@ elf for a month at Christmas! Why punish yourself 2x a year? I rue the day we bought that elf!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    I think this is really cute. As a mom of two, I was impressed wi

    I think this is really cute. As a mom of two, I was impressed with the fun story and am glad to have a birthday tradition that my kids are equally excited about. The elf does not come with this book, but I think that it makes perfect sense. In my family the fun is their own elf that they love coming back to see them. But, I would probably buy a birthday elf, too. GREAT STORY! Fun for the whole family! 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    Delightful birthday experience.

    Kids are very excited about the Elf returning for their birthday. Great idea!

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  • Posted November 22, 2013

    Great fun for little ones

    My 3-year old granddaughter loved inviting her family's elf to her birthday party, and it made her very happy to find the elf waiting fir her to come to breakfast.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2013

    Love this Idea! I guess instead of packing away our Elf after Ch

    Love this Idea! I guess instead of packing away our Elf after Christmas, we'll have to find a place to hide him so he can join us on Birthdays too! The Book and the Birthday Costume is well worth the $20 but for those of us who have more than one Elf, I hope we'll be able to buy extra costumes! :)

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    Posted December 10, 2013

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