Elf on the Shelf Hack You Can Only Use This Year!

Stressed-out parents may not realize that in 3 short weeks, it’ll be time for the Elf on the Shelf to make its return.

Sure, we want to make the holidays more magical for our little ones after the year we’ve all had, but the thought of having to move that jolly elf every single day may be enough to send you over the edge. So let us talk you down with a suggestion that will take some stress off the rest of the year for you - put the elf in “quarantine.”

You can only get away with this this year (well fingers crossed anyway).

You can come up with your own idea for how to do it, or buy an “Elf Isolation House” on Etsy, which is basically a big jar and a face mask where it can sit alone and keep everyone healthy and happy for two weeks. The jar even comes with a 14-day countdown and a piece of chalk so your kiddos can mark off the days while you reinforce the importance of safety measures.

If you need a break, grab a jar and put that Elf in a 14 day quarantine.