Elf on the Shelf Welcome Letter

It’s always a magical day when the Elf on the Shelf arrives! Use this printable Welcome Letter to kick off his stay in your home.

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Our Elf on the Shelf, Kevin, always arrives with his snow covered donuts and Advent calendars for the boys. We usually kick off the Elf on the Shelf on December 1st. 

The boys look forward to his arrival and it’s always a fun morning when they see that he has come back to our home.

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They love to try to guess where he’s going to be hiding and what shenanigans he will be up to this year. I love that we started this tradition in our home. I know it will be a memory that the boys will cherish. 

You don’t have to get too crazy with your Elf. In fact, most days, he just hangs out in various locations, like a shelf, in our home.

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However, there are sometimes that I do like to plan things out and I consult my handy Elf on the Shelf calendar. This makes hiding our Elf on the Shelf super easy and I don’t have to scramble every night. 

If you have an Elf on the Shelf coming this year, kick off the festivities with this free printable Elf on the Shelf Welcome Letter. 


Just click on the image below or directly load the PDF to print this letter. If you want to get even more creative, you could sign your Elf’s name with a glitter pen!

Elf on the Shelf Welcome Letter

If you had an Elf in the past, this Welcome Back letter will fill the kids in on what their elf has been up to this year and share how excited they are to be back!


We got you covered! We have been sharing all of our Elf on the Shelf ideas and antics for the past few years. We have a ton of resources to get you through the month of December. 

The Ultimate Elf on the Shelf Guide

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