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32 FREE Elf on Shelf Notes: Printable and Easy to Use!

Download and print 32 different Elf on Shelf notes to make moving your elf easier and more fun this holiday season! Easy to print at home and interactive!

Awww, that time of the year when that fun little Elf on the Shelf makes their return with some Christmas magic. Whether you fully embrace this tradition or are a stress case on what to do with that elf, I have you covered for Elf on the shelf ideas!

Today I have 32 Elf on the Shelf notes to print at home to make your life easier and the elf chore a little more fun.

These free printable elf notes PDF are perfect for your elf (whether a boy elf or girl elf) to hold or to place next to them wherever they are each day.

An elf on the shelf is a fun way to see some good behavior out of your child during the month of December since they know their elf will leave every night to visit Santa Claus at the North Pole to give him an update.

If you are just getting started and have a new Elf, make sure to grab our free Elf on the Shelf printable letters to use that include a welcome letter, goodbye letter, and even more notes!

How to Use the Elf on Shelf Notes

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These elf notes are gender neutral so can be used with any Elf for any child. If you are still searching for an elf, you can find one on Amazon here.

All of the notes are also signed by “Your Elf” so you don’t have to worry about your elf’s name.

This PDF pack of Elf on Shelf printable notes contains 32 different notecards. They measure 2.5″x4″ each and 8 will print out on each page. The download button can be found at the bottom of this post!

All you need to do is print all 4 pages of elf notes on any printer and cut them apart. Since there are 32 elf notecards you can pick and choose which ones you want to use if you are only doing 24 days starting from December 1st.

Or if you start the day after Thanksgiving, you might need all 32 cards until the elf leaves for good on Christmas Eve!

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You can print on regular copy paper or if you want the elf on shelf little notes more sturdy, print them on cardstock if your printer can.

When you read through the printable elf on the shelf daily notes you’ll get an idea of how you can use them. The daily notes will give you inspiration on what you can have the Elf do. Some are pretty basic and can go with any scene.

Other elf on shelf PDF printables are more specific where you might need a few fun props. For example, with the note that reads “Santa sent this special treat from the North Pole just for you. Enjoy!” you can leave candy canes or Christmas cookies with it.

If you want to get super into the various elf scenes, Amazon has some fun elf accessories including elf on the shelf clothes or you can find a cool list of various items at

You parents can have a lot of fun with this Do You Wanna Build a Snowman card by using marshmallows, cotton balls, or a stuffed snowman.


Some of the 2022 printable elf notes have encouraging messages to your children for them to keep up their hard work of being helpful and kind.

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Other notes can be used for a naughty elf! This is where parents get to have fun with the elf tradition during the stressful Christmas season.

Elf notes such as “It’s a good thing elves can’t make the naughty list”, “Sorry for the mess” and “I guess I got a little carried away” can have all sorts of crazy scenes, what pops into your head?

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And then there are the Christmas countdown cards. 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 more day until Christmas! We like to put the last scout elf night on the Christmas tree (the elf pairs nicely with a Santa Cam ornament!)

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I hope these free Elf on Shelf notes make your life a little easier this season and increase your kiddo’s good deeds! Grab our free printable Elf props and camping printables so you have can add to your Elf antics.

The Elf on Shelf tradition can be so much fun when you aren’t stressed about it!

If you want even more Elf on the Shelf ideas, make sure to grab our free printable Elf scavenger hunt cards and Elf on the Shelf craft!

Elf on Shelf Notes Download

If you love free printables, make sure to grab our free Christmas coloring sheets, Christmas dot to dot worksheets, you’ve been elfed, and Dear Santa printable.

All of these Christmas activities are a great way to keep the kids busy over the holiday season!

As with all my free printables, these are for personal use only! Please no selling or redistributing of PDF files. Thank you!

If you’d like to save these Elf on Shelf fun ideas with notes for later, simply hover over the image below and PIN It!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and Merry Christmas!

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Saturday 11th of December 2021

Thank you so much for the shelf notes. I'm not very creative and this will help so much.

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Monday 13th of December 2021

I'm so glad!


Tuesday 7th of December 2021

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