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Elf on the Shelf I’m Back FREE Printable (4 Versions!)

Instant download of an Elf on the Shelf Im Back free printable letter in four different versions to use this holiday season!

We are quickly approaching that time when those mischievous little elves come down from the North Pole to watch over the kids!

New parents probably love this Christmas tradition and go all out with amazing Elf on the Shelf ideas and others dread that they ever started with the little guy!

I’ve had a bunch of posts in the past with free printable elf letters and elf on the shelf notes, but today I thought I’d just give you one so you’re not overwhelmed!

I’ve created an Elf on the Shelf arrival letter that you can have out with your elf the first day he/she appears back in your house.

For some people, that’s the day after Thanksgiving, for others, they wait until December 1st. 

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Either way,  I have you covered with four different versions of the printable letters.

There is no physical item, just a free digital download of the letters at the bottom of the post.

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In case this is the first year you are doing the whole Elf on the Shelf thing and just got a brand new elf, let me give you a little background on this fun way to get your kids to behave!

An Elf on the Shelf is one of Santa’s scout elves that comes to live at a child’s house to watch how they are behaving this time of the year. The elf’s arrival is usually a day that kids look forward to and once the elf makes an appearance they are on good behavior since they know that the elves see everything.

Then they report the behavior back to Santa Claus at the North Pole every night and then return back to the house. 

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This is why the fun Elf moves every night to a new location and kids love to search for their favorite Elf the next morning. There is magic to the elf so kiddos are not allowed to touch the elf or it loses its powers.

The elf helps to keep the child on the nice list since like a Santa Cam, the Elf is always watching.

There are so many fun and crazy elf on the shelf ideas out there. Some parents have so much fun coming up with different elf shenanigans that elves find themselves in when they return.

I have some printable props and a camping set if you need some elf on shelf ideas! Then on Christmas Eve, the elf returns to the North Pole where they stay until next year.

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If you are planning ahead, make sure to grab our elf on the shelf return letter in our free elf printable pack.

There are boy elves and girl elves and each comes with its own book to read with your children. You can read all about the elves and even find elf clothes at or Amazon.

How to Use Elf on Shelf I’m Back Letter

As mentioned above, there are four different elf on the shelf I’m back letters included in the PDF file below. 

There is a version with a boy elf and another with a girl elf.

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Then there is a black Elf and blank Elf on the Shelf letter template to use with any and all elves.

The letter is signed, from Your Elf, but you can always put the elf’s name at the bottom also.

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Simply download the free letter below and print it on a home printer on regular copy paper.

You can roll the Elf on the shelf welcome letter up and have the Elf holding it, or you can put it right next to the Elf on the first day he arrives. 

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Then make sure to check out over 30 more quick Elf on the Shelf ideas to get started!

Elf I’m Back Printable PDF

As with all of our free printables, this is for personal use only. No selling or redistributing is allowed!

Simply click on the download button below and the free printable elf letters will automatically pop up to download as a PDF file. All I’m Back letters are included in one PDF file.

If this is your first time with the Elf on the Shelf tradition, I hope it becomes a beloved fun holiday tradition for your family!

If you’d like to save this elf on the shelf im back free printable for later, simply hover over the image below and PIN It now!

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More Elf on the Shelf Printables

You might like a few other Elf printables and crafts we have on the blog.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

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