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Elf on the Shelf Goodbye Letter + 100 MORE Elf Ideas for Christmas Eve

Your elf has done it – they’ve watched and reported to Santa all December long and now it’s time to say goodbye. In this post you’ll find the cutest Elf on the Shelf Goodbye Letter and 100 MORE Christmas Eve Elf on the Shelf ideas!

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It’s a day that seems like it will never get here, but once December 1st hits in a blink of an eye it’s Christmas Eve! This is the 2nd biggest day of your Elf on the Shelf, so I’m here to make it even more fun [and easy] for you and your elf to say goodbye!

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An Elf on the Shelf goodbye is so important, I even mentioned it in my tips for an Elf on the Shelf Arrival. Although I’m definitely more on the lazy side with my Elf on the Shelf ideas, I like to have plans to make it all go smoother.

So planning our elf’s goodbye is one that I definitely do in advance! One of the easiest things to include is an Elf on the Shelf Goodbye Letter. You can find quite a few different versions to print, but I really love this Elf on the Shelf Christmas Eve letter printable the most.

In the past, our elf has always handwritten a goodbye letter, but Elf on the Shelf printables make everything a little easier, right!?

Looking for a different kind of letter, maybe even a printable & editable Elf on the Shelf letter? You’ll find even more, different Elf on the Shelf Goodbye Letters to print in my huge list below!

An elf goodbye letter is not the only way for your elf to make a scene and to say goodbye on Christmas Eve. Here are some other fun ideas that I’ve found that you can try!

If you haven’t had an Elf on the Shelf breakfast yet, Christmas Eve morning is a great time to have one! Our elf, Criddle, always brings a note asking Mom to make a special elf themed breakfast and the girls love it!

Another great idea is to incorporate balloons in your goodbye! There are lots of Elf on the Shelf balloon ideas, but a couple that would be great for Christmas Eve are a hot air balloon or stuffing your elf in a balloon!

Photo courtesy of Truffles_the_Elf on Instagram

How simple but how cute! A paper airplane with North Pole Express makes the perfect transportation for your elf to head back to the North Pole on Christmas Eve.

Photo courtesy of goodtoknow on Instagram.

I love this idea of your family’s elf bringing reindeer food for the kiddos to spread on Christmas Eve. We have done this in the past and used oatmeal and glitter for the reindeer food!

Photo courtesy of shessomewhatcrafty on Instagram

This elf goodbye is adorable and definitely makes a statement! I thought it was just too cute!

If you still want even more elf goodbye ideas, check out this amazing list below. There are lots of Elf on the Shelf Goodbye Letter options and fun scenes to set up too!

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