After a fun December filled with Elf on the Shelf jokes, tricks and hiding spots, there’s always a day where he has to head back to the North Pole. This free printable elf goodbye letter is the perfect way for him to say his farewells until next Christmas season.
This letter makes it easy for you (just print and sign!) and leaves a bit more magic as he or she goes off on his way!
When Does the Elf on the Shelf leave?
Elf typically leaves on December 24th. After spending December having fun checking in on your family and playing silly tricks, he now has to get back to work making and delivering toys with Santa on Christmas Eve!
How To Use an Elf Goodbye Letter
It’s fun to leave a goodbye letter behind when your Elf leaves for the year. Use this letter to thank the kids for such a fun time and say how much he’ll miss them until next year. He can mention how he’ll be sure to let Santa know how kind and awesome they are, and what gifts they’ve requested.
Make sure your elf signs the letter with his or her name, as well!
How To Print Your Elf on the Shelf Goodbye Letter
We’ve provided two free printable Elf on the Shelf goodbye letters for you: One pre-written poem (all Elf has to do is sign their name!) and one blank template for a more personalized letter.
Simply click the button below the letter you want to print to open the PDF file and download it to your computer.
Elf on the Shelf loves to rhyme! This short and silly poem is the perfect, quick goodbye letter to leave. It’s fun and easy to read for kids who are new to reading or still learning, too.
This blank template allows you to leave a personalized note on special Elf paper. Talk about the cool things they did together this season, how they’re working hard on those gifts they requested or any other fun highlights of December.
Print on computer paper using your regular InkJet or Laser printer at home.
Fill out the letter, if you’re using the blank template, or simply sign elf’s name at the bottom!
Elf Goodbye Ideas
It’s fun to leave the letter alongside a special treat or final trick from the elf! Here are a few ideas:
- Include a special treat, like hot chocolate or snowman shaped pancakes.
- Leave it with some “snow” (fake snow or flour) from the North Pole.
- Leave it next to an Elf door.
- Fold it into a paper airplane and stick it somewhere high up, like it got stuck!
- Hide the letter somewhere they’ll see it, like in their underwear or inside the cereal box!
This printable will make your elf’s goodbye just as memorable as his arrival! ‘Til next year!