The Elf On The Shelf has become a tradition in many families, and it can be hard to think up new and interesting places for them to show up every morning. Most of us didn't consider this when we first picked up our little red-bedecked Christmas helper, but here we are. Every year, the elf's journey culminates in the swan song that is his Christmas Eve missive to the children of the household. If you're lacking creative ideas, as many of us are, these ideas for your Elf on the Shelf's Christmas Eve letters are exactly what you need.
When the elf makes it way back into your basement — I'm sorry, the North Pole — for the duration of the year, it's customary for them to say goodbye via a note to your children. This letter can be a lighthearted "See ya later, kids!" Or it can be a more thoughtful contemplation on their growing up, and how the elf will be needed at a new home with smaller children next year. Mostly, it's just a way for parents to close that piece of the year, before spending the next eleven months devising new and more entertaining ways for the elf to make mischief next Christmas.