7. Reindeer food
Look here! Elfie has a bag of reindeer food (oatmeal mixed with glitter, but of course) 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.
“The moon will make it sparkle bright.
“As Santa’s reindeer fly and roam,
“This will guide them to your home!”
8. Saying bye to his pals
After 23 nights cavorting in your home, Elf will have surely made some good friends. On his final morning, it’s only natural he’ll be found bidding his buddies goodbye.
9. Making snowflakes
Yes, even Elves get homesick sometimes. It seems this guy has been trying to create his own North Pole White Christmas by snipping up a flurry of snowflakes.
10. A little gift before he goes
The kids will have to wait until Christmas morning to open their gifts from Santa, but perhaps they’d like to open one small token from their Elf on Christmas Eve? Make it an ornament, and you’ve got an annual tradition right there.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. Elf under the mistletoe
Somebody wants a kiss goodbye!
14. Hanging out in the Christmas tree
Tucked in among the branches, Elf could almost be mistaken for an ornament.
15. Penning his goodbye note
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.