The tradition goes that the miniature, smiling elf heads down from the North Pole after Thanksgiving to keep a close eye on whether children have been naughty or nice for Santa. Families then name the elf and make a game out of moving it around the home every day leading up to Christmas so that kids can find the toy every morning.
But finding the perfect spot to put up your "Elf on the Shelf" each day can be a difficult task. If you need some festive inspiration on where to place your figurine, check out some of the funny and unique places social media users have been setting up their "Elf on the Shelf."
"And they lived happily ever after"
"Cotton ball take me away"
"Looks like someone had a little trouble landing this morning"
"Apparently Buster and Pickles aren't afraid of heights!"
"Felipe at it again"
"Elf on the shelf in my Coffee cup."
"Mission chimpossible was a success!"
"I'm loving this sneaky elf"