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Elf on the Shelf Letter..

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FairyTrain Sun 28-Oct-12 15:28:33

Can anyone give me a link to a decent Elf on the Shelf arrival letter (the ones i found on google were not great! I will be posting Elves to each of my nieces and need an introductory letter, but dont want to use the book as the Elves I have are hand made and look nothing like the one in the book....Hope someone can help!?

loubielou31 Sun 28-Oct-12 21:04:28

Write your own?
I'm sure between us we could come up with something much better.

WhatWouldWitchesDo Sun 28-Oct-12 23:14:54

Any good:

WhatWouldWitchesDo Sun 28-Oct-12 23:22:31


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loubielou31 Wed 21-Nov-12 09:12:43

I'm bumping this thread because I need to get mine done too. I liked the first link best thanks WhatWouldWitchesDo. I'm going to use that as a starting point but need to tweak it I think. I will spend the day planning (I'm off to the library) and will try and do it later.

Clothilde Sat 24-Nov-12 07:43:31

I've just written (and illustrated) mine. I have no idea how to upload a photo onto here, but once I've figured it out, I'll show you.

Clothilde Sat 24-Nov-12 11:18:52

I can't figure out how to upload pictures, but this link might work:

SchrodingersHat Sat 24-Nov-12 11:56:12

That looks fantastic Clothilde. I've written a poem to introduce my elf (which is a girl elf I made) for my DD who will is 2.9. The rhyming is a bit dodgy in places.....

Dear DD

I'm one of Father Christmas' elves
I come from the North Pole
But I’ve come to stay with you for a while
As it’s getting very cold

Every night when you're fast asleep
Magic happens and I come to life
I phone Father Christmas at midnight
And let him know if you've been nice

Then after that, when you're tucked up in bed
I make mischief and have lots of fun
Look for me each morning
To discover what I've done

Here's an advent calendar just for you
It’s a countdown to Christmas Day
All the stockings contains an activity
Something to do and play

But first I need you to think of a name
I don't have one so please can you pick
Shall I be Holly, Trixie or Belle
Tinsel, Jingle or Flick?

FlyOverTheMistletoe Sat 24-Nov-12 12:07:55

Schro thats lovely.

AudrinaAdare Sat 24-Nov-12 21:59:12

A few good ideas here but will need to be C&Pd into Word and decorated etc

loubielou31 Sat 24-Nov-12 23:33:25

Here's my letter if it's of use to anyone. We have two elves at our house, a girl and a boy. It's quite long though.

Dear DDs

I hope you’re both doing your very best to be good girls and I’m sure you’re getting very excited about Christmas which will be here very soon. I wonder what Christmas in Bristol will be like for you and if you will get any snow instead of all that rain. Do you think the animals in Bristol Zoo get excited about Christmas? I know you both love visiting there.
Here in the North Pole it is always snowy, there are lots of jobs to be done all year round and at this time of year there is even more to do. Mrs Claus and I are very busy getting everything ready in time for the big day. I keep a close eye on the naughty and nice lists because they are being updated all the time, Mrs Claus is checking my special red suit to make sure it still fits and doesn't have any holes in it and the elves are busy doing all sorts of jobs. Some look after the reindeer and keep the sleigh clean and sparkling, some have to clear the snow from our paths so we can get about, one or two might even be getting your presents ready.
Did you ever wonder how I know which children should go on the nice list and which children on the naughty list? Well I shall let you in on a very important secret. I have special elves called Scout elves. Their job is to visit children everywhere and observe all the things they do.
Scout elves work very hard and notice everything that happens around them. They see all the good things and all the not so good things. Each night whilst everyone is sleeping, Scout elves use their special North Pole magic to bring me their report. They never forget anything they need to tell me, and I really enjoy hearing about all the exciting times the elves have been having with their families.
Scout elves like to have fun too. They love helping with the Christmas preparations in lots of different ways but I’m afraid they do sometimes get up to mischief.
I know that you’re very special little girls so I’ve sent my elves to spend the holiday season with you.
These elves are best friends and always travel together. They are so excited to be coming to stay with you for a while. You will need name them, they do already have names but they are elvish ones and are very difficult to pronounce so you will need to think of nice English ones. Once you have given the elves their names I will be able to send the North Pole magic that makes them come to life at night.
Since the elves will be keeping an eye on things, they’ll be exploring your house from top to bottom, so you never know where you might find them. I hope you will enjoy having the elves to stay at your house for the holidays. I’m sure you will have lots of fun with them. If they are very mischievous you can send me a letter to tell me all about it.
On Christmas Eve, when I deliver your toys, I will bring your little elves back to the North Pole with me. If you have done a good job taking care of my precious elves, I might send them to visit you again next year!

timeforachangebaby Sun 25-Nov-12 11:01:38

If anyone wants to PM me their email address, I have one on a lovely Christmassy template that I did myself, print it our on heavyweight cream paper (got 10 sheets from hobbycraft for £1) that I can email you.

mummy1986 Sun 25-Nov-12 19:47:15

can i be so very cheeky and ask you if i can pm you about the elf letter? smile

timeforachangebaby Sun 25-Nov-12 20:33:47

PM email addresses away I am more than happy to share the letters I use, they are fairly basic, but they look lovely printed on thick cream paper.

Also I then used the Elf on the Shelf adoption cert from their website.

I am online this evening for a while so get the email addresses flying in, i have sent the templates to those who have already sent me their email addresses.

iloveholidays Sun 25-Nov-12 20:39:28

Thanks Time. Suddenly panicking how much I need to sort.. 2 week old DD3 so I've got a good excuse for lack of organisation smile. Luckily bought everything but other than that need to get sorted!!

Big big big thanks

timeforachangebaby Sun 25-Nov-12 20:45:48

I am due Christmas - but the baby is lying transversely and I will be having c sec at 38 weeks if it doesnt turn due to concerns re exceedingly fast labours, so I am now in panic mode myself

mummy1986 Sun 25-Nov-12 20:56:17

Have pm'd you, thank you x

iloveholidays Sun 25-Nov-12 20:57:46

Awww, hope it all goes well. Have you had a section before? I had one with Dd2 as she was breech, a lot calmer than DD3s recent arrival!! smile. Hope you've got lots of help over Christmas !!

I've purposely bought things earlier than usual due to DD3s arrival but haven't worked out the details of elf or started wrapping yet so very appreciative of the letters, they look lovely!!

timeforachangebaby Sun 25-Nov-12 21:22:51

no to sec before, easy births me, was planning a home birth.

Re planning elf on shelf, there is a thread with a whole list of easy ideas, I will find it now - 2 secs.

Mine are allowed to play with their elves, but not take them to bed, they come on day trips with us and we take a photo a day of the "naughtiness", I am hoping to set up a blog, last year I just threw them all into a facebook folder so at least we can go and look at them in one place and its easy from the phone.

Sadly i have dropped my phone in a bucket of water and the camera no longer works so I dont have that easy option!

hurricanewyn Sun 25-Nov-12 21:24:16

Timeforachange - I've PM'd you.
Thanks smile

Guitargirl Sun 25-Nov-12 21:25:27

time - thanks very much for the templates - they look fab!

timeforachangebaby Sun 25-Nov-12 21:27:24

great thread with Elf ideas

iloveholidays Sun 25-Nov-12 21:33:24

Thanks time. Hope everything goes well with your new arrival.

timeforachangebaby Sun 25-Nov-12 21:39:59

you are all welcome, I have deleted your inbox messages to me and also the ones I have sent you - to preserve everyones privacy, me that is my special junk mail account not linked to me.

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