Six amazing Elf on the Shelf letters. Three Elf on the Shelf arrival letters to choose from and three blank Elf on the Shelf letters from one or multiple elves. Frugal Coupon Living has new creative, funny, and original Elf on the Shelf Ideas daily.
Are you ready to welcome back Elf on the Shelf?! The best way to get started with this fun Christmas tradition or to welcome back Elf on the Shelf is with a letter. Since Elf on a Shelf cannot talk, having an elf note allows you to express a message without voice to the kiddos.
When Does Elf Return?
Elf on the Shelf typically returns Thanksgiving or December 1st. However, Elf can return anytime during the holiday season – from, as early as, November 1 to right before Christmas Eve. Each family will have a different arrival date as sometimes the line for exiting North Pole customs can be quite long. If you are looking for a fun way to welcome the Elf, there are so many first night Elf on the Shelf ideas.
Does Elf on the Shelf come with a letter?
The Original Scout Elf on the Shelf doll only comes with a book. When you purchase Scout Elf on the Shelf kit , it does not come with a letter. Letters are great for elves, however, because they give voice to a message and as we know elves cannot talk. With an Elf letter you can tell a child many things. The first time to send an Elf on a Shelf letter is when your elf arrives.
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Elf on the Shelf Arrival Letters
There are many creative ideas for an Elf on the Shelf arrival. If the first Elf on the Shelf arrival idea is great, typically you can spend a few days getting away with the one minute easy Elf on the Shelf idea.
Elf Arrival Ideas
Elf comes through an Elf door
Elf arrives down the chimney
Elf flies in on an airplane
Elf returns with a small gift
Elf arrives in a package
Elf brings a printable letter
Whatever your first night Elf on the Shelf idea, we created three Elf on the Shelf Welcome Letter printables for you to use when the elf arrives.
Elf on the Shelf Letter from Santa
Elf on the Shelf return letter from the office of Santa.
I’m back! It’s Christmas time and I am so excited to be here. Santa and I have been watching from the North Pole but now he has given me permission to visit you. I will be here each and every day until Christmas Eve, when I return to my home with Santa on his sleigh. I want to remind you to be good, follow directions, and be a helper to others. Christmas is the best time to spread Christmas Cheer!
Elf on the Shelf Hello Letter
This Elf on the Shelf introduction letter is a hello message for arrival.
Hello – I am back! I am so excited to be out of the cold North Pole. As you know, I will be staying with you until Christmas Eve. Santa has sent me to be his eyes and ears and I love reporting back to Santa that you’ve been nice. There are many ways to be good, a few of my favorites include listening to adults, helping with chores, eating your veggies, and doing good deeds. A few ways to spread Christmas cheer are giving compliments or offering hugs – my personal favorite. I will be watching! XO The Elf
Elf on the Shelf Letter About Jesus
Elf reminds your child about the reason for the season of CHRIST-mas!
I am so happy to be back! Christmas is exciting and I promise to be fun, but let’s not forget the reason for the season – the birth of Jesus! As you know, Santa has placed me with your family to report all the wonderful things I see in your family. You can talk to me and I can share your secrets with Santa. Remember, however, I cannot talk back to you. Merry CHRIST-mas!
Elf on the Shelf Blank Letter
In addition to arrival letters, using Elf on the Shelf blank letter templates, you can write messages throughout the season. This allows you to pass messages from you the Elf to your child. It also encourages existing good behavior or can correct poor behavior.
These blank letters have three headings: Note from the Elf, Note from the Elves, and Christmas Cheer! The generic templates allow you to have a personalized Elf on the Shelf Letter.
What do you write in an elf on the shelf letter?
There are many message you can give in an Elf on a Shelf letter. Blank Elf on the Shelf letters allow you to personalize messages to your child’s behavior, day, activities, plans, etc.
Examples of what to write in a letter from Elf:
Correct poor behavior
Ask your child to clean up their room
Encourage good behavior
Tell about an exciting family activity your child doesn’t know about yet
Tell a funny joke
Wish a Merry Christmas
Find the _____ (Candy Canes, Hershey kisses, or ornaments) Elf game
Below you can write a message from the Elf using Elf Letter Header templates. With each of the Elf letterhead, you can write your own personalized Elf on the Shelf note.
Multiple Elves A Note from the Elves Letter
A Note from the Elf
Christmas Cheer! Letter Header
Elf on the Shelf Letter Template Download
Let’s get in the Christmas spirit! Are you ready to have all six Elf on the Shelf Letter Templates in your hands. Kids will love these three Elf on the Shelf Welcome back letter printable and three blank letters for their Elf doll.
In addition to the printable arrival letters, the most popular Elf on the Shelf printables can be found in our Elf Store. Shop Elf costumes, our Elf Twister board, Jokes for Kids, our Magic Shrinking Machine and so much more! Everything you need to create quick and easy Elf ideas.
In addition to the elf returns letter, there also is a farewell or good bye letter to use when your family Elf retires.
Free Elf on the Shelf Downloads
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Elf on the Shelf Ideas
The easiest Elf seasons are the ones where you are prepared. Download your Elf on the Shelf Calendar. Print all your Elf digital downloads. By taking a few extra minutes to gather Elf printables, you can create easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas daily for the entire season.
At Frugal Coupon Living, we have created almost 60 new ideas every season for over seven years. See our Elf on the Shelf Master List. This list is updated regularly during the Christmas season.
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Save these ideas because you will want to stay up to date on these ideas each Christmas season. We do our best to mix up easy and hard Elf on the Shelf Ideas. There are naughty, nice, and mischief Elf ideas.
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Last Updated on September 14, 2022 by Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living