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15 Insanely simple Elf on the Shelf ideas for Christmas Eve

Elaina is a Phoenix-based freelance writer, blogger and co-founder of the Kidlee baby book app. Check out her blog, Fun Finds For Mom, for product reviews, recipes and fun activities for moms and kids.

Elf on the Shelf's last day

Santa's arrival means Elf on the Shelf's scouting duties are at an end until next year. Here are 15 fun (and easy!) ways to give your North Pole visitor a proper send-off on Christmas Eve.

Cookies for Santa

Elf on the Shelf with cookie

This is it — Christmas Eve — the big day (and night)! When Elf hears Santa's bells, he'll take his final flight of the year back to the North Pole. Here, Elfie is ready for the big guy's arrival with a Christmas cookie and a mug of milk.


A fluffy farewell

Elf with marshmallows

What's this? Elfie's waiting at the breakfast table with a sweet goodbye message spelled out in marshmallows!


All packed up and ready to go

packed elf

Santa's friendly scout is all packed and ready to go! A tape-covered mint tin with a small pipe cleaner handle makes the perfect Elf-sized suitcase.


Delivering Christmas Eve pajamas

elf with pajamas

How thoughtful! Elfie has a brand-new set of Christmas jammies for the kids to wear on Christmas Eve night.


Enjoying his last breakfast

elf with pancakes

Elfie loves to help himself to goodies from the kitchen. Here, he enjoys a final breakfast of pint-size pancakes.


Hiding out in the stocking

elf in stocking

It doesn't get any easier than popping your little red friend in a stocking on the mantle. He'll be ready to roll when St. Nick comes a-calling.

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