The Elf-Help Story

For over thirty years, the Elves of Elf Hollow have touched the lives of millions of people around the world with their simple, yet poignant advice.

Written by a variety of authors and lovingly illustrated by R.W. Alley, they are inspired by the mission of the monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and are offered through this website and on Their goal is to offer strength, help and healing for those who are hurting and provide a wealth of emotional, recovery, health, grief and eldercare support and information.

There are two series of Elf-help Books; one for children in a full color format and one for adults with pen and ink drawings.

Elf-Help for Adults

Life’s modern day challenges are cleverly and reverently addressed by these elfin characters, who give us a healthy dose of nostalgia for a slower paced life. You’ll find titles like the popular “Grief Therapy” as well as “Stress Therapy” and “Getting Older, Growing Wiser,” along with dozens of other topics to impact your caring work with adults.

Elf-Help for Kids

Children deal with turmoil and loss differently than adults and we often lose sight of how easily a child’s life can be turned upside down. With titles like “Happy to Be Me–A Kids Book About Self Esteem” and “Getting Out of a Stress Mess–A Guide for Kids,” and many other titles, these books show how the elf children confront difficult situations, and how the adults in their world help gently guide them through those challenges.

Elf-help Books and Elf-help Books for Kids are published by CareNotes, St. Meinrad, Indiana, which offers distribution in the US. They can be purchased on a wholesale basis (for resale) ONLY on this website, and can also be purchased at retail prices on this site by individuals, groups, churches, hospitals etc. The same Elf-Help titles are also sold at retail prices on

Becoming a Wholesale Vendor

To become a wholesale vendor, you must fill out the wholesale registration form found here. Upon submission you will be asked to download and complete a credit application, which will need to be approved before gaining wholesale access. A $100 minimum purchase is required for wholesale orders.

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