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Free Elf on the Shelf Printable Letter

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There are so many possibilities for this Elf on the Shelf Printable Letter. Did your elf friend forget to "move" last night? He might need to jot down a note of explanation. Do your kids need a little reminder to be good for goodness' sake? This should do the trick. This will also work fabulously for arrival and departure letters, too. There are three designs of this Free Elf on the Shelf Printable Letter below and both have lined and blank versions.

Elf on the Shelf Printable Letter
If your family does the whole Elf on the Shelf thing, than this Free Elf on the Shelf Printable Letter might be a helpful thing to keep on hand this time of the year. Your elf can mix it up by using a different design for his or her correspondence easy time, as well (as all proper elves probably do). And, even if your house doesn't participate in elf shenanigans, these printable letter templates are perfect for little silly notes around the house or office...even amongst the grown ups. Download your favorite design below.

Free Elf on the Shelf Printable Letter

While my kids are a bit older now, when they were younger, my youngest absolutely lived for Elf on the Shelf. The concept didn't come out until our later elementary years, but even still, he was hooked. But there was always the inevitable "oh, shucks...we didn't move the elf" conversation that my husband and I would have a moment too late after our elf was found on an early December the same spot as the previous day (womp, womp). That's when you need a bit of, errrr, elf support. This free letter printable will have your elf explaining the harried situation in no time. And, it might even add an extra layer of fun to your holiday shenanigans. A letter from the elf? What kid wouldn't get a kick out of that?
Elf on the Shelf Printable Arrival Letter
As I mentioned, there are three different designs that you can utilize for your elf's stationery needs. I also created both lined and unlined versions. The unlined versions come in handy when you just need to jot down a few brief words, rather than several rows of "explanation jargon".

Elf on the Shelf Letterhead

Making Your Elf Letter More Authentic 

After printing out your letter, there are a few tricks to make your elf's letter look especially real (or really funny, I suppose...this is all in good fun, after all).
  • Use different handwriting than usual. If your kids are like ours, they'll spot mom's or dad's penmanship in a heartbeat. Give your elf's handwriting more of a childlike feel (sometimes I will write with my left hand since I'm right handed to look a bit different).
  • A little spray glitter adds that magic elf sparkle to your paper. While I don't love a glittery mess, just a quick spray goes a long way to enhance "official North Pole correspondence". You can grab a can of spray glitter here on Amazon.
  • A smear of chocolate or maybe a few well placed candy or peppermint wrappers by your letter scream "the elf was here".
  • Add a small drop of peppermint essential oil (use a cotton swab) to your letter so it smells straight from the elf headquarters.
Free Elf on the Shelf Printable Letters
Again, that blank version is a miracle worker for just a quick (three-word) note for all of you in a hurry to just get a note out from the little guy. It's a no-fuss, no-muss printable for that very reason.

Elf on the Shelf Goodies

Elf on the Shelf
If you don't have your own little elf friend, you can buy this "starter kit" elf (pictured above) here on Amazon. Or shop all of the elf extras here on Amazon (pets, clothing, etc.). I know this kind of thing can easily get out of control, but a few extras are always a bit fun.

Printing and Usage for Your Prints

  • These Elf on the Shelf printable letters are for personal use only. Please do not reproduce them with the intent to resell in any way, shape, or form. 
  • These can be printed on regular paper. If you prefer, you can trim off the edges for a more authentic look.

Download Your Elf on the Shelf Printable Letter

Free Elf on the Shelf Printable Letter

Free Printable Elf Gift Tags

More Elf on the Shelf Printables

Santa Stationery
And we can't leave the big guy out, can we? Be sure to also grab my free printable Santa Letterhead, too. 

Have a wonderful ELF time!


  1. These are so cute! wish I had kids lol!

  2. I get An unknown error occurred when clicking on the link to download the Elf on a shelf tags :(

  3. Replies
    1. You are so very welcome! I hope your elf had a fun and exciting visit! xoxo

  4. wait how do u printtt?

    1. Hi there! I'm so sorry I am late in responding. Hopefully you were able to figure it out, but if you click on blue links under the "Download your printable letter" section, it should pull up a separate page where you can download the file and then print from your device. This was a great question. Thank you bunches for asking and again, I apologize for the delayed response! xoxo