You NEED this Elf on the Shelf Arrival letter to make your life easier! Christmas time is always so much fun with the kids, from Christmas crafts, Calling Santa, and of course Elf on the Shelf! If you are welcoming Elf on the Shelf for the First time to your home then these Elf on the Shelf Welcome letters are what you need. There are 16 letters to pick from!
Read through the post for lots of Elf on the shelf tips and at the bottom you will find the download for the Elf on the shelf letter.
To help plan and organize your your fun, be sure to grab the Free elf on the shelf planner printable.
These Elf letters are for the First time you are having the elf arrive at your house. If you are looking for Elf arrival letters for them coming back for a new year of fun then you want to check out the Elf on the Shelf I’m Back letters and the Elf on the Shelf We are Back letters.
Elf on the Shelf Arrival Letter – First Elf Visit letter
If you are looking for the perfect way to welcome your Elf on the Shelf or to get started with elf on the shelf and looking for an Elf on the Shelf welcome letter? Look no further than here where you can print out a FREE Elf on the Shelf Arrival Letter printables!
If this is your first time having Elf on the Shelf come to your house, be sure to check out What is Elf on the Shelf? Everything you need to know about Elf on the Shelf is totally covered in that post.
I know how it is to be a mom and have it be total choas, so I wanted to help you all out in your Elf on the Shelf adventures with this printable Arrival letter from the Elf on the Shelf!
I have made 16 Elf on the Shelf free printable Arrival Letter options to pick from. Pick the one you like best of the free elf on the shelf welcome letter printables and print it. Then have your Elf bring to your kiddos when he visits for the first time! Super easy! There are elf on the shelf arrival letters for families that have one kid and families that have multiple kids.
Elf on the Shelf Printables
- Elf SIzed BINGO
- Elf on the Shop Kissing Booth Printable
- Elf on the Shelf Health Certificate
- Elf Donut Shop printable
- Elf Cookie Shop Printable
- Elf Adoption Certificate Printable
- Tic Tac Toe Elf Sized printable Elf Game
- Elf on the Shelf Ideas Calendar
- 16 page Elf on the Shelf Printable Pack
How to Use Elf on the Shelf Arrival Letter
After printing out your Elf on the Shelf Arrival Letter just have your elf sign their name on the bottom of the letter and leave it out for the kids to find! So simple! If you are looking for an easier way to write your elf’s name on any letters they bring the kids, look into getting a custom stamp with your Elf’s name!
Welcoming Elf on the Shelf for the First time
If you are welcoming your new elf for the first time you can use this free printable elf letter as your Elf on the Shelf Welcome letter.
When our elf arrives I like to have him bring a small gift for the kids. If our elf comes before December 1st then I have him bring Christmas Pajamas. Our elfs George and Snow always arrive on December 1st and I have them bring the kid’s advent calendars. When you have your Elf on the Shelf arrive is all up to you.
You can also just have your elf arrive with the letter only, how you have him come is all up to you.
While you are printing this Elf on the Shelf welcome letter you might want to print out the Elf on the Shelf Rules Printable at the same time. This reminds the kids of all the “Elf on the Shelf rules”. We all know those rules are very important to follow!
If you want to make things official you can grab an Elf on the Shelf Adoption Certificate here.
What Is Elf on the Shelf?
Elf on the Shelf is a fun Christmas tradition in which scout elves are sent from the North Pole by Santa to add magic to the holiday season.
Each night the elf goes back to the North Pole, some parents say to report back to Santa the children’s behavior and others say it is so the scout elves can meet up and come up with ideas to share with the children.
The elf magically moves to a new spot every night, and children find their elf friends when they wake up each morning. The fun part for the kids is seeing what the elf (or elves if they have multiple) have done for the day. Sometimes the elf brings a gift, other times the elf does something silly, and sometimes something mischievous.
In our house, our Elf adds to the magic of the Christmas Season and is used to have extra fun and enjoyment. You can choose to have the elf be a watcher of good behavior if you want to, that is a personal parenting choice.
If you are new to Elf on the Shelf be sure to check out our Ultimate Guide of Everything you need to know about Elf on the Shelf.
How does the Elf on the Shelf tradition work?
The Elf on the Shelf tradition is a popular holiday activity that typically begins in early December and continues until Christmas Eve. The main idea is that the elf is a scout for Santa Claus.
Elf On The Shelf Arrives
The first year the elf arrives, the elf is introduced to the household, often accompanied by a storybook that explains the tradition and the role of the elf. You can add to the fun by getting an elf adoption certificate for the elf. They can also bring an Elf on the shelf welcome letter. You may also want to have the elf bring a letter to the kids that explains the new family Christmas tradition you are starting.
We have a few different FREE Elf Arrival letter printables that you can use. It is also helpful for kids to know the Rules of Elf on the Shelf. We also have a great list of Elf on the Shelf arrival Ideas.
Every year the Elf makes their arrival between the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, with many family’s having the elf arrive on December 1st (We start on December 1st each year). When the elf returns they normally bring a letter letting the kids know they are back for another year of fun. We have Elf on the Shelf Arrival letters to help with that as well. We have 2 different sets of I’m Back elf on the Shelf letters, our original elf on the shelf arrival letter and our newest set of Elf on the Shelf arrival letters that has 7 different ones you can pick from. If you have more than one elf that comes to your house (yes it happens!) We also have Elf on the shelf arrival letters for multiple elves.
Elf on the Shelf Antics and Fun
Each night, the parents move the elf to a new location in the house, creating the illusion that the elf is actively watching over the children. Children wake up each morning to find the elf in a new, often mischievous, position, leading to excitement and anticipation as they search for the elf’s latest hiding spot.
During this time you are going to want to find some Elf on the Shelf Ideas I am sure, and we have made that super easy and have hundreds of Elf on the Shelf Ideas that kids love. You can use the Elf on the Shelf Planner printable I have created to get organized and make your Elf on the Shelf plan for the holiday season.
Elf on the Shelf Heads back to the North Pole
On Christmas Eve Elf on the Shelf catches a ride home with Santa until the next year when they return again. There are lots of ways to Say Goodbye to Elf on the Shelf and we have Elf on the Shelf Goodbye letters to help you with that too. There are many ways to have the elf on the shelf say goodbye, get creative, and make the last night special.
Where do you get an Elf on the Shelf?
You can find the Elf on the Shelf kit in various options at retail stores, especially during the holiday season. Major retailers often have the Elf on the Shelf book kit and accessories for the Elf on the Shelf.
If you want to purchase an Elf on the Shelf Book set there are many online retailers that have them.
What options are there for Elf on the Shelf Elves?
When selecting your Elf, you have the choice between a light or dark skin tone. Additionally, you can choose between a boy elf or girl Elf. The accompanying book is available in both English and Spanish versions as well.
Get the Elf on the Shelf Arrival Letter Printable
To print your Elf on the Shelf Arrival Letter Printable fill out the form and then the pdf file will arrive in your e-mail inbox. All you have to do is download it, and then print it. This elf on the shelf introduction letter shares all the information your kids need to know about their new Christmas elf friend.
Please keep in mind that this elf on the shelf letter along with all free printables on midgetmomma.com are for personal use only. You can print them as many times as you need to.
Get the Elf Arrival Letters Printables!
Once you fill out the form you will get an email that says “confirm my subscription” (There is NO COST for the subscription). Once you click on the confirm button in that e-mail you be directed automatically to the file with the printables open up and you can download them by clicking the download/save button at the top of your screen.
Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas
We have lots of Elf on the Shelf Ideas, you will never have to worry about getting stuck on what to do!
- Cute Elf on the Shelf Ideas
- 135 Elf on the Shelf Ideas
- 25 Simple Elf on the Shelf Ideas
- Kitchen Elf on the Shelf Ideas
- Dollar Store Elf on the Shelf ideas
- Quick Elf on the Shelf Ideas
- Naughty Elf on the Shelf Ideas
- Elf on the Shelf Donut Ideas
- Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Toddlers
- Last minute Elf on the Shelf Ideas
- 5 Minutes or less elf on the shelf ideas
- Elf on the shelf ideas for when you have forgotten
- Elf on the shelf ideas with Marshmallows
New for this year! Elf on the Shelf Heath Certificate! Grab it to show your Elf has a clean bill of health! Grab yours Here.
You can also print the 24 Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas calendar so you don’t have to worry about planning, just follow the calendar and have your elfy fun each day!
Be sure to know the Reasons Why Elf on the shelf did not move (because sometimes things happen) to make sure you are ready to go for your Elf on the Shelf fun!
When it is time for your Elf to head on home, we have this easy How to Say Good Bye with Elf on the Shelf idea!
These elf on the shelf cookies are also super awesome and a great way to welcome your Elf on the Shelf!
More Christmas Fun for Kids
There are so many tasty Christmas treats that the kids will love and they are all perfect for any kids Christmas parties that you might have. Some of our favorite Christmas treats are Santa Hat Cupcakes and Whoville Cookies!
But you can check out the full list of Kid Friendly Christmas Treats and pick out your favorites to make with the kids!