Kim Kardashian Reveals Family's Elf on the Shelf 'Died' So North Created an Elaborate Grave for It

Elf on the Shelf has become a major holiday tradition in many homes over the years, including that of Kim Kardashian and her three kids, North, Saint and Chicago.

The premise of Elf on the Shelf is simple — the elves serve as spies for Santa from the North Pole, hanging out in houses to see whether kids are being naughty or nice in the lead-up to Christmas. Each day, they move to a new spot in order to keep tabs on the kids, reporting back to Santa before presents arrive on Christmas Eve.

As the elves are silent watchers, they can't be interfered with, and a child touching an elf may cause it to lose its magic or even die.

It seems Kardashian's 3-year-old son Saint forgot about this important rule, touching his elf, so his big sister, 5-year-old North, stepped in to do what she could for the late elf.

Kardashian shared on her Instagram Story on Wednesday that after Saint touched his elf, North created a colorful grave for the creature, with the elf resting on a bed of flowers in front of a tombstone that read, "RIP" with a skull and crossbones drawn onto it.

"Saint touched his Elf on a Shelf so North just brought this in," Kardashian wrote along with three crying-laughing emojis.

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The 38-year-old continued the holiday fun on her Story when she revealed that all her family's gifts would be wrapped in neon orange paper this year.

"Every year, each family member has a different theme of wrapping paper," Kardashian shared as she panned her camera over a hallway stacked full of wrapped boxes.

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"This year, we picked neon with this custom ribbon that we did," she said as she displayed a ribbon wrapped around all the boxes that read "Merry Xmas" in hot pink lettering. "It's all neon orange, that's our family's theme this year.

While the KKW Beauty founder may be taking in part in several holiday traditions this year, she and her sisters will be telling one tradition goodbye in 2019, with Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian and Kylie Jenner revealing that they will be shutting down their namesake apps next year.

"We've had an incredible experience connecting with all of you through our apps these past few years," Kim shared in a statement on her site. "But have made the difficult decision to no longer continue updating in 2019. We truly hope you've enjoyed this journey as much as we have, and we look forward to what's ahead."


Kendall Jenner previously shuttered her app in 2017.

Photo Credit: Twitter / @KimKardashian