Elf on the Shelf Arrival Letters {4 FREE Printables}

For those embracing the “Elf on the Shelf” tradition, you know it's all about the joy and excitement it brings to our little ones. This year, I wanted to elevate that experience with personalized welcome letters. These letters are designed to introduce your child to their elf in a whimsical way. Helping to set the stage for a month filled with holiday cheer and fun.

I've put together four brand new, absolutely free printable Elf on the Shelf arrival letters, and they're ready for you to use! This time, I've created one letter from our little elf friend and three from Santa himself.

The Elf on the Shelf: Our Festive Little Visitor

If you have young children, you may have heard of the popular holiday tradition known as “Elf on the Shelf”. This tradition involves a small elf doll that comes to visit your home during the holiday season and returns to Santa Clause on Christmas Eve.

Everyone's Elf on the Shelf rules are a little different but the basics are the same: the Elf shows up during the holiday season. Each day, the elf moves to a new location in your home, creating a fun game of hide-and-seek for your children to enjoy.

Making the Elf on the Shelf tradition extra special is easy – just write a welcome letter for your kid's elf! This letter is a great way to introduce your child to their elf and get them super excited for the holidays.

In the letter, you can tell them why the elf is there and that the elf will share any good deeds done with Santa. You can also add some cool ideas for things your child and their elf can do together during December. This makes the whole Elf on the Shelf thing even more fun!

As you write the perfect welcome letter for your Elf on the Shelf, don’t forget to pick a great name for your elf too! Check out our Elf on the Shelf Names Printable. It has lots of fun and unique names to choose from. Whether you want a classic name or something really different, our list has it all. A great name from our list will make your elf's arrival even more exciting. So, match your special welcome letter with an awesome name from our printable, and get ready for a fun holiday season!

Don't want to write your own letter? I've got four printable letters you can choose from!

Elf's Arrival: Marking the Start of Our Christmas Festivities

Picking the perfect day for our elf to show up is a personal choice. And you can vary it from year to year. Do you want to go with the day after Thanksgiving, December 1st, or maybe sneak them in a bit later? There are so many fun ways to bring them in. How about an elf-sized hot air balloon landing in the living room, or finding them tucked away in a Christmas stocking?

Starting with the welcome letter is just the first step of this fun journey. It's your chance to create a story full of happiness and the Christmas spirit. By making it special for your family, you're not just bringing home an elf. You're adding a new tradition to your holidays, filled with kindness, joy, and a bit of mischief!

And hey, parents, this is your time to be super creative. Setting up your elf in different scenes and capturing your kids' happy faces is a great way to bring joy to your home. Share these moments and get ideas from other Elf on the Shelf fans to keep the tradition exciting.

During this holiday season, enjoy these little, happy moments. The laughs, the excitement in your kids' eyes, and the stories you share as a family are the real joys of Christmas. The Elf on the Shelf isn't just a tradition; it's a special part of your family's Christmas memories.

So, go ahead and download your Free Printable Elf on the Shelf Arrival Letter. Get ready for your elf's arrival, and prepare for a season filled with fun, wonder, and Christmas magic. Here's to making memories that your family will always remember. Happy holidays, and may your home be full of the joy and spirit of the season!

P.S.: We love to see your elf setups and the joy they bring. Share your stories and photos with us for a chance to be featured on our blog!

Find Your Perfect Elf on the Shelf: Shop Now!

Ready to start the magical Elf on the Shelf tradition in your home? We've made it easy to find the perfect elf for your family. Whether you're looking for a boy or a girl elf, with light or dark skin, we've got you covered.

Check out our links to purchase your ideal elf or two: Male Elf with Light Skin, Female Elf with Light Skin, Male Elf with Dark Skin, and Female Elf with Dark Skin. If you've never seen them, just know the darker skin tone elves are still pretty light…

Each link will take you to a selection where you can choose the elf that resonates most with your family's holiday spirit. Don't wait – bring this beloved holiday tradition into your home today!

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  1. I can’t get this to download and haven’t received subscription letter, checked spam and everywhere, sent request 6 hours ago.