You have seen the Elf on the Shelf everywhere, and it looks like such a cute fun tradition! But does it really even compare to the Christmas Trap?
1. Kids and grownups of any age love the Christmas Trap
The most important belief of the Elf on the Shelf, is the belief in Santa Claus. To The dismay of every parent, children grow up faster that you think and your elf traditions will be obsolete before your children reach double digit ages. With the Christmas trap, you will find that even your teenagers get excited year after year. Eventually, the older children "graduate" to Trapper and assist the parents in setting up traps for the younger kids.
2. The Christmas trap encourages good behaviors naturally.
As the anticipation of the Christmas trap starts to build, your children will be united against a common foe (even if it is a friendly loving foe). You will find that your children will be working as a team, problem solving, and developing loyalty towards their siblings. The best part is, that these occur without long lists of do's and don'ts. And even better they occur without mom or dad telling them they have to "or else"!
3. The Christmas trap is only one night instead of 25
During the busiest month of the year, the last thing you need to be planning are mischievous activities for an Elf everyday! Why not plan one activity for one night, that brings excitement for the entire year? The Christmas trap is something your kids will look forward to for months, and you can plan and execute a trap in as much time as you like.