"Elvis, the Elf on the Shelf came to live with us today. He will stay until Christmas Eve. Elvis is a Scout Elf sent by Santa to report back nightly on the behaviour of those living under this roof. He cannot be touched because his magical abilities will disappear and each morning, when he returns from his chat with Santa, he finds a new place to sit and observe for the day."
Cue the opportunity for a hinged flap.
I'm planning on including a photo of Elvis in his new observation post with each forthcoming December Daily post. He'll also be the star of this month's 4x6 Photo Love.