IT'S the time of year elves are busy making their last preparations for Christmas.

Well... some of them are.

In fact, a number of elves have been getting up to no good this festive season - as part of the Elf of the Shelf craze.

Daily Echo readers have been snapping pictures of their elves.

Here are some examples of those inspired from the Elf on the Shelf craze.

You can also send your pictures in using the system below - please remember to put your name in the caption box so people know it's you!

Send us your Elf on the Shelf ideas 2018

Send the Southern Daily Echo your Elf on the Shelf ideas 2018

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