Is tonight your Shelf Elf’s last night? Are you scrambling to come up with some way for her to say goodbye? Our Shelf Elf is leaving after tonight. She will be heading back to the North Pole to help Santa with last minute preparations. She knows my kids will miss her though, so she is planning on leaving a letter to say goodbye to the family. She was gracious enough to make the Elf Goodbye Letter available as a free printable for all of you too!

Whether you have an elf on the shelf, a pop-in-kins elf, or some other shelf elf, this printable Christmas themed elf-sized stationary is the perfect way to let the kids know she’s left for the year, but that she is thinking of them. The printable is pre-loaded with a goodbye message that can be customized from your elf. Print it off, add a signature and you’re good to go!

Really this elf stationary can be used at any point of the month, not just as an elf goodbye letter. Use it as a welcome letter from the elf, or to send a message to your child during the month!

Download save the Shelf Elf Goodbye Letter to your computer. Open it in Adobe Reader. Click in the box to change the text of the letter. Once the letter is updated, simply print and cut it out and place it with your Elf on the Shelf!


I’d love to hear what your elves were up to this year! I’m always looking for ideas to keep our Elf from just… sitting on a shelf!


If you’re like me and are looking for more fun Elf on the Shelf ideas, check these out:


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