The Elf on the Shelf phenomenon is celebrating its 12th anniversary this year. As part of the tradition, families adopt a Christmas elf during the month of December. Each day, the elf finds a new hiding spot to watch over children, so he may report back to Santa about who is naughty and who is nice. 

Coming up with hiding spots or creating scenes year after year can be tricky, so here are some suggestions from our Napa Valley Register readers.

If you'd like to include your Elf on the Shelf ideas, click here. The gallery will be updated daily through Dec. 23.

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