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.
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Look here! Elfie has a bag of reindeer food (oatmeal mixed with glitter) for the kids to scatter on the lawn for Rudolph and friends. Attach this poem so the kids will know what to do:
"Sprinkle on the lawn at night.
Saying goodbye to his buddies
After 23 nights cavorting in your home, Elf will have surely made some good friends. On his final morning, it's only natural he'd be found having a final goodbye with his buddies!
Yes, even Elves get a little homesick. It seems Elfie has been trying to create his own White Christmas by snipping up a flurry of snowflakes.
A little gift before he goes
The kids will have to wait until Christmas morning to open their Santa gifts, but perhaps they'd like to open one small gift from their Elf on the Shelf on Christmas Eve! Make it an ornament and start an annual tradition!
Perched on the fireplace tools
Wrap Elf's tiny, mittened hands around the handle of a fireplace tool and give him a front-row seat for Santa's sooty arrival.
Curled up with a favorite book
Elf might be found reading a favorite Christmas book or a new one to add to your family's holiday collection.
Elf under the mistletoe
Somebody wants a kiss goodbye! No mistletoe on hand? Grab some clippings from the yard!
Hanging out in the Christmas tree
Tucked in among the branches, Elf could almost be mistaken for an ornament!
A simple goodbye note is a sweet way to end Elf's stay in your home. Goodbye, Elfie! We'll miss you. Until next year — when the fun will start all over again!
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