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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
MORE Christmas Eve Elf on the Shelf Ideas
This elf wrapped the Christmas tree as their final goodbye to the kids - what fun!
What's better than 1 goodbye letter idea? 10 of them! You'll find lots of choices for an elf letter here.
You know "shrinky-dinks"? The little plastic pieces that kids color then they shrink in the oven - well, look at these amazing Elf on the Shelf Letters! I found them on Amazon - have your kiddo write a letter to their elf to say goodbye then shrink them down "elf size"!
Elf Goodbye Puzzle
I love this puzzle from Etsy. It's a fun play on the Elf on the Shelf Goodbye letter but with a little twist.
This blog has a few different ideas for an Elf on the Shelf goodbye, but also a couple different printable letters too!
I still love the idea of an elf flying away in a balloon or a hot air balloon - get all the details on how to set this up in this post.
I love this Elf on the Shelf printable goodbye letter because it includes a few more printables to make the goodbye even more special.
No, this elf isn't being held for ransom - but cutting letters out of a magazine is a fun way to leave messages from your elf.
I'm not usually up for elf antics that make messes, but shaving cream on the mirror for Christmas Eve does sound kind of fun.
While it's not exactly a goodbye letter from the elf, a donate toys letter could be a great thing for kids to remember on Christmas Eve.
I shared our Elf on the Shelf breakfast tradition and I might just have to start including these fun Santa pancakes. I feel like kids couldn't be too sad about their elf leaving with these on their plate!
You'll find goodbye ideas and more printables here!
What if your elf set up this amazing table before they left for the North Pole?! My kids would love to see such a festive sight on Christmas morning!
Having an Elf on the Shelf breakfast is always a fun idea for kids - and Christmas morning is the perfect time! I love these fun Christmas tree cinnamon rolls for an easy, festive breakfast.
Elf Goodbye Postcard
These wooden postcards come from a seller on Etsy that can personalize with your children's names as well as your elf's name!
Here are 5 different goodbye letters to choose from!
The Elf on the Shelf Official Ideas
These ideas come from the official The Elf on the Shelf - I love that little suitcase prop!
I know that saying goodbye to your elf is sometimes hard, but here are even more great ideas to help you through the process of Christmas Eve night!
There's a few simple elf goodbye ideas in this one and a few more that are elaborate - but there's definitely an idea that would work for all elves!
Since the elves go back on Christmas Eve, these ideas are perfect for the Dec. 24th holiday!
This is a paid version of an Elf on the Shelf Goodbye Letter, but it's a great last minute option because it is editable! Just put in your child's name, elf's name - and print for a Christmas Eve goodbye!
These elf on the shelf goodbye ideas specifically call out quarantine. While we're not exactly there still, some of them can still be used for 2022!
Still haven't found the best way to say goodbye to your Elf on the Shelf? This article has 22 MORE!
While most of these Elf on the Shelf printables can be used anytime, there are some great ones that could be fun for Christmas Eve!
While this post focuses on an elf's arrival, there are a few elf goodbye ideas too!
These 5 elf goodbye ideas are simple and easy to execute on Christmas Eve night - love the addition of candy canes!
Some of the cutest elf on the shelf goodbye ideas can be found in this post, full of elf on the shelf pictures too!
I told you I had lots of ideas - here's even more!
Here's a FREE Elf on the Shelf goodbye letter to print!