I’m so excited that it’s almost time for Buddy to return. He arrived halfway through December last year (thanks to royal mail for loosing the first one) and the boys (and me) were so excited. We have the original boy elf. It comes with the story book which helps to introduce the concept to children.
The idea is that Santa has chosen you and has sent a scout elf to watch over the house. The elf flies back every night to report to santa wether you have been naughty or nice. It also reports acts of kindness which I really played on. My eldest was ever so helpful! Each night when he comes back to the house he lands in a different place. The book explains that the elf looses his magic if he is touched which helps older children believe he is moving by himself. In the story book it tells you to give your elf a name. We had recently watched the film Elf, which is why they came up with the name Buddy.