I actually saw this book online a week or so ago, and had no idea that the creators, author and illustrator ALL go to our church! So I'm giving them a plug here for sure!
This book can be a substitute or an addition to your Elf on The Shelf fun; this Christmas Angel is similar to the Elf, except instead of focusing on the kids' behavior and what they can do to benefit themselves (i.e. act right so Santa will bring you presents!), she gives children reminders of the true meaning of Christmas and suggests ways that they can give to others! I haven't read it through yet but it sounds great and I plan on ordering one asap!
(Note: I'm not saying the Elf on the Shelf is a bad thing! We love our Elf and the fun he brings, and plan to continue inviting him into our home!)
You can buy The Christmas Angel book here.