The Cutest Elf on the Shelf Letters Direct From The North Pole You Can Print For Free!

Hot off the press! These letters from their prized Elf will keep them on their toes this Christmas season.

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Oh, great news, everyone! Guess who’s back to invade our homes and judge our every move this Christmas season? It’s none other than your notorious Elf on the Shelf!

Get ready for the annual holiday surveillance as this pint-sized agent of the North Pole returns to keep tabs on your kids’ behavior. Because, you know, Santa needs a little helper to make sure they’re not being the worst… or else!

Yes, it’s that time of the year again when our houses turn into a covert mission for the Elf, silently reporting back to Santa with their never-ending naughty and nice list updates. And let’s not forget the creative and borderline creepy poses they’ll strike in the most unexpected places, making us question if we’ve just stepped into a holiday-themed horror movie.

As if you didn’t already have enough on your plate, now your kids are demanding to hear from the Elf via written word.  Weren’t the outfits enough?  Alas, we’ve got your back because we’re written some cute letters from their Elf letting your kiddos know that they’re back, they’re watching, and they’re reporting back to Santa.  

Below you’ll find a variety of letters you can download and print yourself.  We’ve also included a bunch of options strictly for wording purposes to you can write it yourself or make your own DIY letter.  You’ve got this!

Letters From the Elf That are Ready to Print

When Your Elf is Announcing They're Back!



The Short & to the Point Letter



The Official Letter From the North Pole



After Your Kiddos Send Their Christmas List



Elf on the Shelf Letters You Can Edit/Customize

Dear [Child’s Name],

I hope this letter finds you full of holiday cheer and excitement! As one of Santa’s special helpers, I’ve been keeping a close eye on you to see all the good deeds you’ve been doing this year. I must say, you’ve been doing an exceptional job spreading kindness and joy!

Santa and I are delighted to see how you’ve been making your bed, helping with chores, and being kind to your siblings. Your wonderful behavior has earned you a spot on the Nice List!

Keep up the fantastic work, and remember that Santa is always watching. Continue to be kind, helpful, and full of holiday spirit. Your actions make the world a better place.

Merry Christmas, [Child’s Name]! Santa and I can’t wait to see you on Christmas Eve!

Warmest wishes,
Your Elf Friend

Dear [Child’s Name],

I hope you’re having a jolly time preparing for Christmas! The holiday season is in full swing at the North Pole, and Santa and I are working hard to make sure everything is ready for the big day.

I wanted to let you know that your letters to Santa have arrived safely and have brought big smiles to his face! He was thrilled to read about all the toys and gifts you’re hoping to find under the tree.

I must say, your kind and thoughtful wishes have warmed our hearts. It’s clear that you have a heart of gold, and that’s something to be cherished.

Keep spreading joy and laughter wherever you go, and remember that you are loved by Santa and all of us at the North Pole.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, [Child’s Name]!

With elf-sized hugs,
Your Elf Friend

Dear [Child’s Name],

I hope this letter finds you filled with holiday magic and wonder! I wanted to let you in on a little secret: Santa and I have been checking our lists twice, and your name is shining brightly on the Nice List!

Your good behavior and kind heart have caught Santa’s attention, and he is so proud of the person you are becoming. You’ve been sharing your toys, helping your family, and showing kindness to others. Your actions make you shine like a twinkling Christmas star.

As Christmas draws near, I want to remind you to keep being your amazing self. Your thoughtful actions make a big difference in the world, and we are grateful to have you in Santa’s special group of friends.

Wishing you a holiday season filled with joy, love, and laughter!

Merry Christmas, [Child’s Name]!

With holiday cheer,
Your Elf Friend

Ho-Ho-Hello, [Child’s Name]!

The most wonderful time of the year has arrived, and I’m here to sprinkle some holiday magic your way! Santa and I have been working hard to make sure this Christmas is the merriest one yet.

I wanted to let you in on a little secret: Santa knows about the thoughtful acts of kindness you’ve been doing lately. Whether it’s helping your parents with chores, being a great friend at school, or sharing toys with your siblings, your kindness has not gone unnoticed.

Your caring heart and sweet spirit make you shine as bright as the twinkling lights on the Christmas tree. You truly embody the spirit of the season, and Santa is so proud of you.

As Christmas Day approaches, I encourage you to continue spreading joy and love wherever you go. Remember, the magic of Christmas lies not only in receiving gifts but also in giving love and kindness to others.

Wishing you a magical Christmas filled with love, laughter, and lots of cookies!

With holiday cheer,
Your Elf Friend

Dear [Child’s Name],

Guess who’s back and oh-so-excited for the most wonderful time of the year? It’s me, your Elf on the Shelf!

I’ve been waiting all year long to return to your cozy home and join you for the magical Christmas season. The moment I heard the sleigh bells jingle and the snowflakes started dancing, I knew it was time to spread holiday cheer with my mischievous and merry ways.

Oh, how I’ve missed you! I can’t wait to see your bright smile and hear your joyful laughter once again. You know, Santa and I have been keeping an eye on you all year long, and you’ve been nothing short of amazing! Your kindness, helpfulness, and sweet gestures have warmed our hearts like the coziest fireplace.

Now that I’m back, get ready for some elf-tastic fun and surprises! Each day, I’ll be popping up in new places, and you can bet I’ll be keeping a close watch to see all the good deeds you do. Remember, being kind, sharing, and spreading love is what makes the Christmas season truly magical.

So, let’s embark on this enchanting adventure together! From secret hideouts to funny pranks, I promise to make this holiday season unforgettable.

Wishing you a Christmas filled with joy, wonder, and lots of giggles!

With North Pole magic and love,
Your Elf on the Shelf

Dear [Child’s Name],

Oh, boy, it’s me, your mischievous Elf on the Shelf, reporting for duty!  And let me tell you, this year, Santa’s got me on a special assignment: Operation Giggle Factory!

I couldn’t help but notice that everyone’s been so serious lately, and that’s just not the holiday spirit we need. So, I’ve taken it upon myself to inject some much-needed laughter into your home! Get ready for silly pranks, wacky antics, and an all-around jolly time.

Today, I decided to have a snowball fight… with marshmallows! I hope you enjoy finding these marshmallow snowballs all around the house. They’re soft, sweet, and perfectly safe for indoor snowball fights. 

Remember, Christmas is all about spreading joy and laughter, and I’m here to make sure you have a blast this holiday season! So, grab some hot cocoa, have a marshmallow fight with your family, and let the laughter begin!

Yours in snowy shenanigans,
Your Elf on the Shelf

Dear [Child’s Name],

Greetings from the North Pole, where the snow is falling, and your Elf on the Shelf is… stuck in a snow globe!

Yes, you read that right! I got a little carried away with my North Pole adventures, and next thing I knew, I found myself trapped in this glittery snow globe. But don’t worry, I’m having a blast in here, making snow angels with the tiny snowflakes and practicing my snowman impersonation.

Don’t forget to shake the snow globe every now and then to give me a little winter workout! It’s like my very own Elf gym in here. And guess what? I heard it grants holiday wishes! So, if you have any special Christmas wishes, just give the snow globe a good shake, and who knows, they might just come true!

Wishing you a magical holiday season, and I promise I’ll find my way out of this globe soon… hopefully before Christmas!

Frosted and fabulous,
Your Elf on the Shelf

Dear [Child’s Name],

‘Tis the season for the Elf on the Shelf to spread some Christmas cheer! And you know what I think is the best way to do that? A little elf-sized karaoke, of course!

Last night, I hosted a North Pole Karaoke Night, and let me tell you, the reindeer have got some serious vocal chops! I sang my favorite Christmas tune “Jingle Bells” in my best high-pitched elf voice, and Santa even busted out some dance moves while singing “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”

Now, I challenge you to join the North Pole Karaoke Extravaganza! Grab a hairbrush, turn on some festive tunes, and belt out your favorite holiday songs. It’s a guaranteed way to put a smile on everyone’s face and spread the yuletide joy.

Remember, Christmas is about embracing the silly and the merry, and there’s nothing like a good karaoke session to do just that! I can’t wait to see your fabulous performance!

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree,
Your Elf on the Shelf

Random Elf on the Shelf Names (If You're Stumped)

If you and your family is totally new to all things Elf on the Shelf and you’ve just “found” your first Elf you may need to name them, especially if your kid just names them “Elf.” 

We’ve come up with some funny and cute names you can totally steal from us.  Don’t worry, we won’t tell.

  • Sprinkle McJinglepants
  • Fuzzy Snowball Socks
  • Tinsel Tornado
  • Jolly Jumper
  • Gumdrop Giggles
  • Peppermint Prankster
  • Bubbles McFizzletoes
  • Twinkle Toes
  • Nutty Noodle Napper
  • Sparkle Bells
  • Wiggly Wobblebottom
  • Merry Mischiefmaker
  • Giggly Gumdrops
  • Zippy Zapper
  • Frolic McFlurry
  • Chuckles McJinglebells
  • Wacky Whirlwind
  • Bouncy Elfkin
  • Silly Snowflake
  • Sassy Jinglebell


Now you basically have everything you need from your Elf on the Shelf whether you need a free letter template you can just print or some different letters you can edit and personalize yourself.  Your kids will love hearing from their Elf and you’ll be ready for December 26th.

We also have some cute Christmas gift tags you can print and even free letters to Santa and Christmas gift checklists to keep you organized all season long.