Planning for your elf’s departure? It’s bittersweet. Or maybe just sweet. You have to admit though, the looks on your kids faces every morning makes it totally worth it. This is why your elf needs a proper send-off.
If you’re ahead of the game, make sure to check out this post, which includes tons of Elf on the Shelf Ideas (letters, names, and poses for your elf).
For our kids, the departure of their beloved elf is likely bitter. 25 days of waking up every morning excited to find the Elf on the Shelf, only to be replaced on December 26th with a whole lot of nothing. This Elf on the Shelf goodbye letter should help your kids feel a little less let down.
You don’t want to have your elf leave without a word, right? This Elf on the Shelf letter allows your kids to have a little keepsake from their favorite elf, and it will hopefully distract them from being sad.
What else is great about this letter? It reminds your kids to be thankful and kind.
And unfortunately, a little lesson coming from the Elf on the Shelf to be kind and thankful juuuust might be more well received than if that same lesson was coming from you. Ah, kids.
Free Printable Elf on the Shelf Goodbye Letter
Well here we are, it’s really been fun,
But as you know, I’ve got to run,
When Santa arrives, I’ll be a little sad,
But I will also remember all of the fun that we had.
So remember what I said, about being kind all year long,
I know that you will, don’t let me be wrong!
Help your parents and do your chores,
(I’m sure they would love if you mopped the floors!)
We will meet again next year when Christmas comes to town,
So don’t be sad, turn that frown upside down,
Love each and every day, be thankful for all,
And while I’m gone, don’t grow too tall!
Love your elf,
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Hope your kids love it, and I hope this letter helps this fun Christmas tradition to go beyond the giving and receiving, and to give it a more meaningful purpose.
Don’t forget to check out my elf arrival letter (you can pin it for next year!).