French Christmas Traditions Shoes in Front of Fireplace

Fireplace Shoes Idea Image

Our Scout Elf pals who have been adopted by families in France may help them with their Christmas traditions by finding a couple pairs of children’s shoes to put in front of the fireplace or Christmas tree! Similar to hanging stockings, French families leave shoes out for the Big Man in Red.


  • Children’s shoes


  1. Your Scout Elf friend will begin by quietly borrowing a couple pairs of shoes from kids’ closets.
  2. Next, they will place the shoes in front of a fireplace or Christmas tree.
  3. Lastly, your elf will make themselves cozy inside one of the shoes for kids to find them the next morning!

Safety Warnings!