We didn't do elf on a shelf when I was a kid, though we did have an elf that topped our mistletoe. I think the elf on a shelf is such a cute idea, and hands down the best ideas I've seen are from Allison from Snippets from Suburbia. I have no idea how she comes up with such creative ideas... I've followed her photography for a while now over on Flickr and her 365 self portrait set was fabulous too! I am really enjoying her elf on a shelf set and thought I'd share it here.