Christmas is a magical time for kids, and it's even more magical if there's an 'Elf on the Shelf' giving them an in with Santa. The elves do magical surveillance on the little ones in your house, heading back to the North Pole every night to report on your kids' behavior (because not even Santa can singlehandedly monitor the naughty and nice lists). That means it makes perfect sense for the elf to deliver a special, personalized note from the man himself, but that may sound like a lot of work. Luckily, there are lots of 'Elf on the Shelf' printable letters from Santa that you can download, and they'll make your life so much easier.
A printable letter has a big advantage: even if you forget about it until the last minute, it just takes a couple of minutes to choose one and print. There are lots of different options for what you want the letter to say. You can pick a pre-written message, or choose a template that you can edit yourself. There are letters that warn kids that they're in danger of ending up on the naughty list, or give them major kudos for securing a spot on the nice list. My personal favorite is a super tiny letter that's easy for the elf to carry — super thoughtful of Santa to use such small stationary.
Here are 10 sweet letters from Santa that your elf can deliver.
1. Naughty List Letter
2. Elf Delivered Letter
3. Striped Stationary
4. Letter and Envelope
5. Hello And Goodbye Letters
6. Elf-Sized Letters
At about 2 x 3 inches, these little letters from Santa are the perfect size for an elf to carry back from the North Pole to your home. Heads up, this is just a print for the stationary and envelope to write your own letter "from Santa" so give yourself an extra minute or two to jot down a sweet or scolding note.
7. Santa's Letterhead
8. Santa's Seal
9. Thank You Letter
This printable comes with two different versions of the Santa letter. One mentions the 'Elf on the Shelf', but the other works for families who aren't under elf surveillance this year. It also includes a 'thank you' template for Santa to leave behind after he eats his cookies.
10. Stationary Set
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