The Christmas tradition of elves as Santa's helpers traces back to the first half of the 19th century, when in 1956, Louisa May Alcott wrote her unpublished work "Christmas Elves." The connection is understandable, as Clement Clarke Moore described Santa Claus as an elf in "A Visit From St. Nicholas" (The Night Before Christmas). Traditionally, they are dressed in red and green with pointy ears and hats. This "Elf on Board" Adhesive Decal is a great way to show that you have the spirit of an elf! This is also a great gift if you know a kindred spirit.