Have multiple Elf on the Shelf elves that come each year? Then you need these We Are Back Elf on the Shelf Printable Letters! Pick your favorite Elf on the Shelf letter from the 21 free printables we have and Welcome the Elf back for another year of fun! These elf on the shelf arrival letter printables will make things super easy for the elf’s return! These Elf on the Shelf Welcome Back Letter printables are perfect for welcoming back the Elf on the Shelf!
If you are looking for an elf arrival letter from one elf, check out the 20 Elf on the Shelf Arrival letter printables I have.
“We Are Back” Elf on the Shelf Letter Printables
We have lots of Elf on the Shelf fun here on the blog and in our house at Christmas time. One thing I have found is that we are not the only house that has multiple elves who come each year. We have two, George Twinkle and Snow so every year they need to bring with them a “We are Back” letter.
In our house, we have 2 Elf on the shelf elves that come to hang out with us each year so we needed elf return letters that are from multiple elves. I figured I could not be the only mom who thought it was a great idea to have more than one elf to have fun with so I came up with my original 5 We Are Back Elf letters a few years ago.
This year I had some fun and created 16 new Elf on the Shelf free printable letters for everyone to use and there are now a total of 21 free printable elf arrival letter options to pick from!
If you have used a free printable arrival letter from me in the past then I hope that you love the newest editions of the elf welcome back letters that I have created this year.
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
- Elf on the Shelf Nice List Printable
- Naughty list printable
- Elf on the Shelf Welcome Letter
- Elf Pizza Shop Printable
- Elf on the Shelf Names Printable + How to Name your elf!
- Elf on the Shelf Good Bye Letters
- Elf on the Shelf Tic Tac Toe
Planning the Elves’ Arrival
It is almost time for the countdown to the holiday season and for Santa Claus to start. That means that soon our Elf on the Shelf friends will be making their arrivals from the North Pole. This means we all get to have all the Christmas Season fun we love with the elves while we count down to Christmas Eve when Santa comes!
I have already started planning my Elf on the Shelf Arrival Ideas for this year. Each year our elves bring a small gift, either they bring the kids their advent calendar or they bring them Christmas pjs.
When Does the Elf Come Back?
The Elf on the Shelf typically starts around the beginning of December, specifically on December 1st. Sometimes the Elf’s return will be earlier and start their fun the day after Thanksgiving.
How long does the Elf stay?
The Elf on the Shelf tradition typically lasts throughout the holiday season, from early December until Christmas Eve. The elf is meant to return to the North Pole with Santa Claus on Christmas Eve leaving a gift for the kids to find on Christmas Day.
How does the Elf on the Shelf 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.
The Elves Come!
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. You may also want to have the elf bring a letter to the kids that explains the new family Christmas tradition you are starting. If it is the first year you have an elf coming to hang out then you will want to use the Elf on the Shelf introduction letter. This explains everything to the kids.
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 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 Activities
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 new ideas for 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 Ideas
We have lots of Elf on the Shelf Ideas, so 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
- Snowball Hot Chocolate Bombs
Elf on the Shelf Goes Back with Santa
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.
How to Print Elf on the Shelf Welcome Back Letters
There are 21 different We Are Back letters to pick from, when you fill out the form below to get them you will get all of them at once in a pdf file to download. Once you download the Elf on the Shelf Welcome letter file you will be set for the next few years of Elf returns!
*IMPORTANT NOTE: None of the letters you print will have any watermarks, the only images that have them are the ones in this blog post, but when you print them there will be no sign of anything showing they are not from the Elf.
Get the Free Printable Elf on the Shelf Letters with the form below!
Once you fill out the form below 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.
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.
We also have a lot of fun Elf on the Shelf here, so be sure to check it out! Elf on the Shelf is one our our family’s favorite Christmas Holiday traditions. We have been doing it for so long none of us can remember a year without our elf friends!