**POST UPDATE- I have created a printable goodbye to Elf on the Shelf letter (including a paragraph for the reason for the season) that you can view here, one child goodbye letter and Elf on the Shelf stationary here **
Tonight as we set Bruce (our Elf on the Shelf) in his new spot for Quinn to find him in the morning we realized that this was the last night, seeing as though tomorrow is Christmas Eve. So we set Bruce up with a letter. When Quinn finds Bruce in the morning we will read him the letter and let him say his goodbyes.
The letter reads:
Dear Bray Family,
I have had so much fun being a part of your family for the last month. You guys sure have a lot of fun around here. Sorry for any messes I made along the way. Guess I got caught up in the fun too!
Tonight when you go to sleep a little Christmas magic is going to happen. I will fly back to the North Pole for the last time this year. I will make my last report to Santa before he gets on his sleigh and heads around the world to spread Christmas cheer. When you wake up tomorrow morning I will be gone and presents will be under the tree. I know there will be presents, because I have told Santa all about what good children you are. I passed on all of your messages to the big guy and I know he will do his best to find the perfect presents for you.
Lucky for us Santa will lift my magic for just a few minutes after you are done reading this letter. In those few minutes it will be okay to touch me, hug me and kiss me goodbye. When you are finished with your goodbyes just put me back where you found me and I will find my way to the North Pole tonight. Can’t wait to see you next Christmas season!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
For more Elf on the Shelf Ideas check out Elf on the Shelf Week 1, Elf on the Shelf Week 2, Elf on the Shelf Week 3, Elf on the Shelf Week 4 and Elf on the Shelf round-up. If you are loving the reindeer advent calendar, mantle or printables in the background, click around and check them out.
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