I have seen The Elf on the Shelf for a few years now, but this is the first year that I thought to get it in time. I am kind of glad that I waited as Ella was old enough to be SO into it. He appeared at the house one day with his book when Ella got home from school. We read the book, and Ella was ready to name him and get it started. She named his Relfie the Elfie. She LOVED to run out in the morning and see where he would appear. Relfie loved to sit on top of lamps, hang on pictures and sit on random objects. On Christmas Eve he showed up on the tree for his last night with us. We can't wait to see Relfie again next year.