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Elf on the Shelf Goodbye Letter

This year, we shared a new version of an Elf on the Shelf Welcome Letter and, to go with it, we wanted to share this Elf on the Shelf Goodbye Letter with you all.  Christmas will be here before you know it.  So save yourself some headache by bookmarking or printing this letter out now so that it’s ready to go when your Elf is ready to return home.  This printable also comes with a bonus envelope that you can use for the goodbye letter, welcome letter, or any other official Santa Mail!


Elf on the Shelf Goodbye Letter and Envelope

Elf on the Shelf Goodbye Letter Free Printable and Envelope




Just as with the Welcome Letter, this freebie is quick and easy to use – simply print and go.


My dear best friend, can you believe?

The time is near for me to leave.


I’ll be headed back home with Santa you see,

but don’t be sad, we have so many fun memories!


I’ll cherish our adventures

and think of you each day –

about how kind and helpful you’ve been,

and how it makes me smile in the biggest way.


Keep up the good deeds and you’ll make me proud.

Do your best in school, and be the kindest in the crowd.


Remember to be loving, thankful and sincere.

I can’t wait to come back and see you next year!



Your Elf


Elf on the Shelf Goodbye Letter


As an extra bonus, this printable comes with a free printable envelope.  Use it with this goodbye letter, one of our welcome letters, or any other “Elf mail” you want delivered. 


Elf on the Shelf Envelope Free Printable


Make sure to use the “fit to page” setting when printing your envelope.  This will ensure that none of the edges get cut off in printing.  After printing out your envelope, carefully cut along the lines.  Turn the envelope over and fold the back, side edges and top in.  Use a small amount of glue or double sided tape to attach the side pieces to the back of the card.



After allowing the glue to dry, if necessary, add your letter and you’re ready to go!



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