There is an elf at my house. I found him Friday, just sitting there, staring at me, from a shelf. I guess that makes him an elf on the shelf?
He smiled at me and said he was here to keep an eye on Woburn's children and adults throughout the Christmas season. Then he handed me his "user manual"—The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition by Carol V. Aebersold and Chanda A. Bell.
Turns out this elf is pretty famous!
So I read up on my new friend, who I quickly named "Patchie," and discovered that he is visiting Woburn from the North Pole. He's here to report back to Santa on all our activities. Each day, he finds a new spot to watch us. Then at night, he goes back to the North Pole and tells Santa how we're doing.
But while many elves focus just on children, "Patchie" says he's here to also keep an eye on the adults. Santa visits them too and he needs to know how they're behaving. Even Mayor Scott Galvin and Police Chief Robert Ferullo!
To keep up with "Patchie," you'll need to follow us on Facebook. Each day, we'll post a picture of where we found "Patchie" but only on Facebook. If you're not following us now, you should start! You'll never guess where "Patchie" will be next!