The end of December can be a little depressing for a lot of reasons — but saying goodbye to our beloved Elf on the Shelf is definitely the worst.
Give your family's Elf on the Shelf a proper send-off with a big grand finale on Christmas Eve. Your kids will be delighted, and it will make saying "so long 'til next year" a little bit easier.
Here are 15 easy ways to stage your elf on Dec. 24.
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.
What's this? Elfie's waiting at the breakfast table with a sweet goodbye message spelled out in marshmallows!
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.
How thoughtful! Elfie has a brand-new set of Christmas jammies for the kids to wear on Christmas Eve night.
Elfie loves to help himself to goodies from the kitchen. Here, he enjoys a final breakfast of pint-size pancakes.
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.
Originally published November 2015. Updated December 2016.
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