For most families the Elf on the Shelf arrives the day after Thanksgiving and makes his last flight back to the North Pole on Christmas Eve.
All season long Scout Elf has made his nightly trip to report to Santa Claus about your kiddos behavior.
It’s only proper that upon his last departure he leaves a note. This printable Elf Goodbye letter will make your little one smile!
The letter is an instant download and is editable. You can plug in the date, your children names and sign it with your elf’s name, making it very personal.
Your kids will love it! Add an extra pop of Christmas magic and letter under the Christmas tree with all of the presents.
Dollar Tree Elf on the Shelf Ideas
Here is a video where I show you how I found these items in the Dollar Tree store and what they look like once we get them home. This should help you see how we use these ideas for Elf on the Shelf.
How Does Elf on the Shelf Leave?
He flies back to the North Pole and stays there until next year.
Many families like for him to leave a goodbye note.
What Day Does the Elf Leave
For most families he leaves on Christmas Eve, but he can stay as long as you want. Some families like for him to stay the entire month of December.
Can You Touch the Elf on Christmas Eve
That is up to you. If you are following along with the book that comes with your Elf it tells you that if you touch the Elf he will lose his magic and won’t fly back to the North Pole.
But, it’s your family and you house. You can make your rules.
At our house Mom and Dad are allowed to touch elf.
Some families have a rule where anyone can touch the elf on Christmas Eve.
Where Do You Store The Elf
I store him in the box he came in with our Christmas ornaments in the attic until Thanksgiving night.
Where Can You Buy an Elf on the Shelf?
You can purchase them online at Amazon.
Or, most Walmart’s, Target’s and Hallmark’s sell them.