Welcome Back, Elf on the Shelf: Printable Letters Kids Will Love

Funny Christmas toy the Elf on the Shelf

Elf on the Shelf is a beloved Christmas tradition in many households. If the Elf on the Shelf will be spending a chunk of the holiday season with your crew, kick things off in style. A fun, creative, and kid-friendly welcome back, Elf on the Shelf letter is a great way to announce the elf's arrival to your home.

Free Printable Elf on the Shelf Welcome Back Letters

It's only natural for the Elf on the Shelf to make a big splash upon arrival. Such a mischievous character would never just show up on a bookshelf or pantry rack without a bit of fanfare! Any respectable elf would be delighted to use these Elf on the Shelf letters to announce their presence. Just click the image of the design that matches your elf's personality, and you'll be ready to announce that the elf has entered the building! If you need assistance with the documents, check out this guide to printables.

Customizable Elf on the Shelf Letter

This cute rhyming letter lets you customize the heading to include the name of the child or children the elf is visiting. Just click anywhere in the text to edit the wording. The letter itself is a cute rhyme that any elf-loving (pun intended) kid is sure to enjoy.

Customizable Elf on the Shelf Letter

Elf Greetings Welcome Back Letter

This welcome back letter is a festive rhyming greeting from Elf on the Shelf that doesn't have to be customized, but it can be if you wish. Simply click in the document and start typing. While there isn't a specific spot for anyone's name, you could remove the word "kiddo" from the first line of the poem and replace it with the name(s) of the lucky kids the elf is in town to see.

Elf Greetings Welcome Back Letter

Elf Time Welcome Back Letter

Also a rhyming greeting, this printable Elf on the Shelf welcome back letter is perfect for kiddos who've been wondering aloud when or if the elf is going to reappear. This one doesn't have to be customized, but it can be. As with the other editable letters above, click anywhere in the document to make adjustments to the text.

Elf Time Welcome Back Letter

Where to Put an Elf on the Shelf Letter

There are a lot of fun ways that a welcome back letter from Elf on the Shelf can be delivered. Wherever the letter is left, it should be where the youngster(s) of the house are likely to see it and can safely reach it.

  • The letter could find its way under the child's pillow while they're asleep.
  • Wherever the elf shows up on the first day, the letter can be part of the scene that is set.
  • The letter could be taped to the outside of the child's backpack on a school day.
  • It could be taped to a favorite toy, such as a gaming console, doll, or another must-have item.
  • The letter could be stuck to the back door next to the door handle.

Create Special Holiday Memories

For many children, Elf on the Shelf is a modern Christmas tradition that they'll fondly remember as adults, and may choose to continue with their own children. When the elf's arrival is accompanied by a welcome back letter from the magical creature, that's sure to make the tradition even more memorable. This all-but-effortless touch can take a simple tradition to the next level and help create a truly wonderful Christmas to remember for the littles of the household. Be sure to check out fun ways to say goodbye to your elf at the end of the holiday season too!

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