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The Elves of Sarnia reveal themselves as a mischievous lot

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Journal Staff

Elf on the Shelf has become holiday tradition for many Sarnia families with small children.

The concept is simple: The Elf, a plush doll that comes with a storybook, appears in various locations around the home during the run-up to Christmas.

You can’t touch the Elf, and the Elf won’t speak or move when people are awake.

It began in 2005 with the book, The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition. As the story goes, Elves dispatched from the North Pole to watch over children give nightly reports to Santa about their behaviour.

The Elves return home each morning where they’re found in a new position.

Elves rarely return to their shelf, and discovering where they land and what they were up to at night is as much fun for adults as children.

As these photos from Journal readers attest, the Elves of Sarnia can be a pretty mischievous bunch.

Submitted by Mike Genovy, Sarnia.
Bluewater Health’s Elf, “Elliott Peppermint” during a visit with one of the therapy dogs, assisting the Hospital’s Recreational Therapy Department.
Elves “Cookie” and “Milk,” submitted by Heather Johnson, Sarnia
Elves “Cookie” and “Milk,” submitted by Heather Johnson, Sarnia
Submitted by Sam Lajoie, Sarnia
Submitted by Heather Waide-Dubreuil, Sarnia
“Pep” the Elf, and sidekick “Jingle.” Submitted by Kirstin Salisbury, Corunna.

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