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Kindness Elves Are The New Elf On The Shelf

For years parents have been trying to come up with all different and creative ways to get their family’s Elf on the Shelf to do something naughty in the middle of the night. By the time the kids wake up in the morning, their Elf is either swimming in a tube of toothpaste, leaving Hershey Kisses in the toilet or causing all sorts of destruction around the house. Yes, it’s a lot of fun to see their “naughty” Elf get in the trouble, but for parents, it’s nothing but a troublesome task they have to deal with each night.

Or so we think.

Well now, there’s a new kind of Elf that’s making waves, and it’s nothing like the ones that are supposed to sit on your shelf, minding it’s own business. As a matter of fact, the “Kindness Elves” are replacing those pesky elves who keep on trying to bake a cake in the middle of the night (using all of our kitchen tools, no less).

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According to CTV News, Kindness Elves are elves that leave notes all around the house. Rather than get in trouble, they leave positive suggestions on their notes for kids, such as baking a treat for a neighbor, reading a book for a younger sibling or simply helping mom and dad with various chores around the house.

And as you can imagine, parents are absolutely loving these Kindness Elves. They are an alternative to the classic Elf on The Shelf, which was launched in 2005 and acted as a “scout” to Santa Claus. The Elf is supposed to report a child’s behavior to Santa will leaving behind a surprise or a mess in the process.

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The Elf on the Shelf has grown so much in popularity that many moms and dads often share their creative ideas for their Elf on social media. With over 2 million posts (and counting) on social media, we’ve seen Elves toilet paper the family dog, get stuck in someone’s underwear drawer and yes, even get involved in some “adults only’ fun if you know what we mean.

For a lot of parents, the Kindness Elf is a good alternative and one that we can’t wait to see spread a little positivity, and hopefully help do the laundry while he’s at it.

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