An Elf Tradition

Elf hiding in plain sight in boys room at Pearl S. Buck HouseHave you ever wondered how Santa knows who is naughty and who is nice?

Well, we have the answer…

The Elf on the Shelf

Every day from Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve, each family’s Scout Elf watches over the children and then at night, once everyone goes to bed, the elf flies back to the North Pole to report back to Santa about what activities, good and bad, took place throughout the day.

Boy's room at Pearl S. Buck House Festival of Trees 2012Before the family wakes up each morning, the scout elf flies back from the North Pole and hides. By hiding in a new spot each morning around the house, the scout elf and the family play an on-going game of hide and seek.

This holiday season, we have shared the Elf on the Shelf tradition as Impact Thrift Stores again has the honor of decorating one of the many beautiful rooms at the Pearl S. Buck House in Perkasie, PA. One of the two boy’s bedrooms on the second floor is now the residence of a variety of elves… causing mischief and mayhem… usually while we sleep!

an elf takes a ride on the train at Pearl S. Buck House Festival of Trees 2012All of the Christmas decorations, elves and toys, are reminiscent of or authentic to the time period of the 1940’s and all are gathered from your generous donations to Impact Thrift Stores!

Take a look at the photos and please, plan to visit the house during this holiday season!  The Pearl S. Buck Holiday Festival of Trees is a spectacular holiday tradition for you and your family.

Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.” ― Pearl S. Buck

Celebrate the holidays at the Pearl S. Buck House by touring the 34th Annual Festival of Trees November 13 – December 30, 2012. For more information about the Festival of Trees including times and admission fees, click here.

For more information about Pearl S. Buck International, visit

~Room decor designed and installed by Heather Hamilton and Tamika Miller.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Impact Thrift Is Now…

Heaven’s Treasures Thrift & Value

Visit The New Site For Great Deals!

Our Story

Heaven’s Treasures was organized in December of 2016 with a mission of operating a chain of retail stores that will allow second chance employment, financially support charities and give affordable shopping experiences to the greater community while keeping with its corporate purpose, to glorify God throughout the community and world in which we live and work. In February 2017, they acquired Impact Thrift Stores Hatboro and Bristol locations. On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Impact Thrift Stores in Feasterville, Montgomeryville and Norristown will also become Heaven’s Treasures Thrift and Value Stores!
We invite you to shop and donate while supporting charities and our community.