Reindeer in Here

Tired of relocating that Elf on a Shelf? Children's author and father Adam Reed offers an alternative with Reindeer in Here, a book/toy combo that allows children to have a more involved role in the fun leading up to Christmas.

Courtesy of Reindeer in Here

Last week, we introduced you to Adam Reed, the Bakersfield native who created Reindeer in Here, an alternative to the popular Elf on the Shelf holiday tradition.

Reindeer in Here includes a book and plush reindeer. The idea is to have the reindeer stick by the child’s side, learning about its young companion and sharing those details with Santa via nightly letters.

It seems many people fell in love with the idea, because Reed sold out of the little reindeer in less than two hours after it launched on Amazon on Black Friday.

"Not only have we sold out of our large initial limited edition run, but we are proud to announce #ReindeerInHere, in only one day, has become an Amazon #1 Best Seller, and Amazon's #1 New Release in Preschool Stuffed Animals and Toys, said Reindeer in Here on its Facebook page. "This is because of you and we can't thank you enough."

The company said it is trying to get more in stock but isn't sure if it will be able to before the holiday season ends. If you would like to stay updated, sign up on the company's email list at www.reindeerinhere.com to be the first to know if and when they get more in.

However, a slim chance remains that you could still receive a little reindeer this holiday season. Reed said he planned on keeping a few extra for himself, but the demand was too high, so he asked people on Facebook Monday about a giveaway.

If he receives enough responses, he will hold a Facebook Live event for a chance to win one of the few left. If you're interested, head to Reindeer in Here's Facebook page for details on the event. If Reed decides to hold the live event, you must be present on Facebook to win.

The future for those little reindeer seem promising.

"We are just getting started," the company said on Facebook. "Thank you for making us an instant success story. This is just the beginning."

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