Inside The Danish Royal Family's Fun Take On Elf On The Shelf — Find Out More About The Tradition!
What a sweet way to celebrate the holidays! Princess Mary of Denmark and Crown Prince Frederik and their kids — Prince Christian, Princess Isabella and twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine — will get to spend time with Queen Margrethe this holiday season.
While celebrating the festive season, the brood takes part in a fun tradition, which is a take on Elf on the Shelf. Everyone looks around the house for handmade Christmas elves, which were hidden by the Queen herself.
Each day until December 25, there will be a new clue about the elves' journey.
The Danish royal family announced the exciting news via Instagram.
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"The countdown to Christmas Eve begins in earnest tomorrow, when the Royal House presents a digital Christmas calendar featuring a Christmas fairy tale about Her Majesty the Queen's handmade elves 🎅🏻👼🏻🎁," the message read. "The focal point of this year's Christmas story will be an adventure journey through the Danish royal line, where the elves, accompanied by a Christmas angel, encounter traces that Danish kings and queens have left behind for more than 1000 years. The Christmas adventure thus brings stories about some of the many majesties who have sat on the Danish throne prior to the Queen, and thus marks the theme of the Christmas calendar at the same time that the Queen in January 2022 has its 50th Government Anniversary."
Shortly after on December 1, the family announced the first story.
"For goblins, there is only one month a year that matters, namely December. And in order for it to quickly become Christmas, the Royal House elves always take a long nap after Christmas Eve. Therefore, they sleep a little over eleven months in a row and do not wake up until December 1, which is today 🎅🏻 🤶🏻," the note began. "Nissefar and Nissemor have slept in the large chandelier in Christian VII’s Palace at Amalienborg throughout the year, and you have to look closely to spot them. It has also gone well with hiding until today, when there is intense activity in the mansion with a main cleaning."
"The elves barely manage to open their small eyes before a dust broom sweeps the two cardboard elves down from their hiding places, and slightly dazed, they get some fresh air away from all the dust out on the castle balcony. Here they wonder for a moment why there is such a rush of people in the mansion today: 'This is not how we tend to be woken up on December 1st,' Nissefar murmurs and tries to find out with Nissemor, what is the reason why all these people run back and forth both in the hall of knights and out in the castle square. Suddenly, they overhear someone talking about the Queen's imminent 50th anniversary of her reign, and that everything must therefore be ready for the big celebration in just a month and a half," the note continued. "'It can only mean one thing,' says Nissemor, looking at her white-bearded cardboard man: 'You get busy, and we'd better find our Santa children.' The elves' parents therefore hurry up to Amalienborg's attic, where the family lives."