Help your elf say hello in their own words with this FREE elf arrival letter as they rejoin your family for another year.

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Elf On The Shelf Arrival Letter

It’s nearly December and the kids are beside themselves with excitement as their elf friend is due back very soon!  But how can Elfie let them know that they feel the same?!

With an ‘I’m Back’ poem of course!

And in true Jolly Festive style, we’ve created one ready for you to use!

Simply download, print out and pop next to your elf visitor as they arrive back to join you on December 1st.

Or you could add the message to your North Pole Breakfast table if you are treating your elf (and the rest of the family!) to a special welcome treat to kickstart the advent season.

In case you’d prefer to tweak the letter yourself we’ve included the text here so you can tailor it to suit your household.  But if you’d like all the hard work done for you, simply scroll down to download the printable pdf arrival letter, ready to go straight away.

A Poem To Say I’ve Returned

Elf Welcome Letter

How is it already almost a year

Since my last visit to spread Christmas cheer?


I’m so excited to be back with my friends

And hear all about your adventures again!


We’ll have so much fun now, just you wait and see

December will whizz by, for you and for me!


So, come on, have you got any message to share

That I can tell Santa the next time I’m up there?

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A Poem To Say I’ve Returned

Elf Welcome Letter

Download this free elf on the shelf arrival  poem for your little one and leave it out on December 1st from your elf visitor.

Elf Arrival Letter Printable

Printable Elf Letter

Download your copy here.


We do hope that this elf arrival letter is useful.  Please do let us know if you use it or any adaptation suggestions you have.  Do you do anything special for your little one as Elfie arrives at your home?

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