Ready for the new school year? Print your Back to School Elf on the Shelf Postcard. Send a note for the first day or use a generic note to personalize for your child. Are you following all of Frugal Coupon Living’s Elf on the Shelf Ideas? See well over 100s of creative, funny, and original ideas for your Elf!
Back to School Elf on the Shelf Postcard
We have brought you a new Elf on the Shelf Ideas EVERY DAY (in November and December) for the past six years. In order to prep for back to school, the seasons to come and of course Elf on the Shelf, we brought you a free note from your elf.
Send a post card from your elf wishing your child a Happy First Day of school (or start to the school year – if the first day has passed.) Let them know you will see them soon. Don’t forget our free Elf on the Shelf postcards from the beach and from the North Pole!
Elf on the Shelf Postcards – Free Printables
- Printer (or print service)
- Stamp (Grab a Christmas Forever Stamp)
- Back to School Elf on the Shelf postcard printable (see below)
Print your postcard and cut the front and back of the postcard out. Write your message and address your postcard. Use a glue stick to stick the front and back of the postcard together. Trim the edges as needed so the card aligns perfect. Add a stamp and send in the mail to your child.
Want this Back to School Elf post card. We have two. One with a text overlay that says “Happy First Day of School. See You Soon!” Another version with no text overlay.
How to Get Your FREE Elf Printables
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I like to order my prints at Staples. It saves on ink and is only a few short miles from my home. I pick-up at the store, but of course you can upload them online and then have them shipped to your home.
To Order Your Printables at Staples*:
- Download and save your image from this post. (Please note these images are for personal use only and cannot be sold or used for commercial use.)
- Sign in or create a Staples account on their print service page.
- Return to Staples print service page.
- Go to Start Project.
- Go to Documents Printing. Select Browse.
- Select the Buy Now Button under color.
- On the left column, choose add file.
- Select upload.
- Select done.
- Give your job a name.
- Make sure your project is single sided. The orientation should be portrait.
- I changed my media to 8.5×10 and the media to 67 lb cover stock (I prefer a card stock feel over printer paper feel.)
- Select add to cart.
- Proceed to checkout. You can choose to ship to your home or to pick up at your local store. Pay online and show your invoice when you pick up (I just show the order number on my phone at pick-up.) The order invoice will arrive in your email inbox.
*Note: these Staple print service steps were added in Summer 2019 The directions may change as the website changes. They should give you a general outline of how to upload and order a print on Staples.com.
How To Order from Postable
If you want to ship a postcard form Postable, sign up today. You can $5 off any order of $20. Use promo code MRK8UR86JF at checkout. I use this service for thank you notes, Father’s Day cards, thinking of you notes, and I uploaded my Elf on the Shelf postcard too. Just right click the above image and save to you computer. Upload your own image (or our Elf image.) and create a 4×6 postcard. They will ship your postcard/card, just address it to your recipient.
Our goal is to make Elf on the Shelf easy for you! Be sure to also follow our Elf on the Shelf Pinterest Board for fun ideas from Frugal Coupon Living other bloggers too.
What is Elf on the Shelf?
Elf on the Shelf is a Christmas Tradition. The tradition has a book and a elf doll. The book is poetic and in rhyme sharing the purpose of the Elf’s visits. The Elf visits each Thanksgiving. He/She goes and returns from the North Pole each evening. Every morning he can be found in a new location in the house. The Elf has been found in the refrigerator, fishing in the toilet, writing messages on the mirror or hanging from the lights. It is VERY IMPORTANT, the Elf is not touch each evening or his Christmas magic will be lost! Each family is able to name their special elf. The elves return to their home (Santa’s North Pole Work shop) every Christmas Eve. An Elf’s Story can also be found on DVD.
We love printables – especially free ones! Be sure to save these Free Elf on the Shelf Printables. Pin to Pinterest your Elf on the Shelf and Christmas Pinterest Boards.
Make sure you say good-bye. Look at these creative Goodbye Elf on the Shelf Ideas. Pin to Pinterest your Elf on the Shelf and Christmas Pinterest Boards.
Online you can find ENDLESS Elf on the Shelf Accessories, Books, Games and Toys. We love some of the creativity coming from Etsy too! Be sure to Follow Frugal Coupon Living on Pinterest where there are many Pinterest Elf on the Shelf Ideas.
WHAT’S TRENDING? How to Trap Elf on the Shelf in a Balloon or the TV. Your kids will love this!
Also access our Free Elf on the Shelf Printables! We are here to help you with your North Pole friend! Make sure to visit our Elf Store to cover you on printables for the entire season!
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