Friday, December 19, 2014

Our Official Policy on the So-called Elf on the Shelf Surveillance

We've tried to keep quiet about this brewing scandal for two reasons:

1. We worried that people would think we are just jealous of that sly, nosy, blabbermouth elf's commercial success.

2. We didn't want mothers and fathers who had bought one of these dolls for their kids to Feel Bad. After all, they did so in good faith: they didn't know it might make children a teensy bit paranoid.

Now, we Izzy Elves feel it is time to Speak Out. Those guys are spoiling the reputation of all elves!

The risk is great because the first of our stories, Tizzy, the Christmas Shelf Elf,  does have the word SHELF in the title.  In fact, the original title of that book, first created in 1991, was The Elf on the Shelf. (Tizzy is quite embarrassed about this and doesn't want anybody to think he is one of THEM.)

So here is our Official Izzy Elves Policy on Surveillance:

We love children and would never ever rat them out to Santa!

In the second of our stories, Blizzy, the Worrywart Elf, Bizzy comes very close to stating our position on this (and we quote):

                I've heard that some other elves spy on bad kids
                But that's way too creepy, that Santa forbids.

So next year, when our Izzy Elf dolls are ready for mothers, fathers, and grandparents etc. to buy for kids, they should have NO FEAR that we will be reporting back to ANYBODY. 

That's our policy and we Izzies are sticking to it!

Much love,

The Izzy Elves

P.S. Besides, we all voted and decided that we are WAY cuter than those Spy Elves.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Well, it's the usual Wild Week Before Christmas Frenzy up here at the Pole. Sometimes it looks as if we are in fast forward! Quizzy is turning out word and board games nonstop. Blizzy is making thousands and thousands of snowflakes and snowglobes to put 'em in. Fizzy is building her cool new "Jill in the Boxes" etc.. Dizzy and Frizzy are making m______ t_____ (don't want to spill the beans on what they are doing now - you'll have to read Frizzy, the S.A.D. Elf to find out!). Tizzy is madly reading books and deciding which one to send to which child. Whizzy is wrapping gifts galore so fast he's a kind of a blur. And Bizzy is trying to keep track of all the wishlists on the internet, which we are all happy about because it keeps him out of our hair. (Sorry, Bizzy.)

Meanwhile, Tizzy would be happy to send any of Santa's Izzy Elves stories to you a little bit more directly than in Santa's sleigh! Just click on the buy links on the right side of this page.

As he mentioned in a previous post, Tizzy has terribly Mixed Feelings about selecting our own books to put in The Pack.  Please help him out by buying them directly from this page! That will save him a lot of angst.

And believe us when we tell you that there is already plenty of angst around the Pole.  We Izzies always work against a Certain Deadline and it is only one week away!

P.S. E-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-k!

The Izzy Elves