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How to get an elf on the shelf letter that makes your life easier

Ah, the joyous Elf on the Shelf. We have managed to avoid the Elf all these years, but we know how many sleepless nights are created with ideas for what the Elf needs to do, or where he needs to go. So why not come up with something a little bit different this year, still with your Elf, but with a bit of a twist? We have an Elf on the Shelf letter, fro our Elf on a Mission. This Elf has a different goal; he isn’t causing mischief, he is spreading a little love, light and happiness for 10 days in the run up to Christmas.

This Elf has 10 ideas for you to spread kindness to those around you. All with the aim for your children to be able to say they are on Santa’s nice list for the year. We’ve got a nice list certificate for you if you need proof! We’ve also got an elf adoption certificate as well, so you an officially have your elf become a member of the household.

What does the elf on the shelf letter and pack include?

There are a number of items within this pack to help you with the ideas for spreading kindness and helping your children get on the nice list with Santa. We do have an editable version of this in our shop too – so go and check that out as well. It is only £1.99, and you can add the name of your child, as well as the addresses on to the envelope and even the name of your elf.

The first three pages of the pack offer a cover sheet for you, plus an envelope to put the letter in, and finally the elf on the shelf letter.

Don’t forget, if you need help with getting your Elf on the Shelf, there are loads of fabulous ideas for you on Amazon to help with making the Elf magical. But our ideas today, will hopefully destress the time with your Elf this year.

How to use your Elf on the Shelf letter

Here are the ten ideas for you to share with your child and your elf:

  • Day 1: Help mom (mum) prepare dinner,
  • Day 2: Call any of your grandparents,
  • Day 3: Tidy up your room,
  • Day 4:Do something nice for a friend,
  • Day 5: Count your blessings with Dad,
  • Day 6: Help a sibling,
  • Day 7: Offer to do a chore,
  • Day 8: Sort your toys, books and clothes for donation,
  • Day 9: Pray for someone in need (or think of them if you aren’t spiritual), and
  • Day 10: Congratulations! You can write your Santa letter.

All you need to do is print the cards, and place your elf with the task in a prominent position for your child to find. No need to work on something extravagant, so no more headaches!

You can give your child a day or to to perform the tasks as well, so that you’ve got a bit of leeway for the 24 days to Christmas.

We have also given you a blank sheet for you to add your own ideas as well. There is also a separate sheet for US and UK spelling as well, so we cater for both of our audiences.

Now all you need is the actual printable! Just click on the button below and it is yours.

We hope that you like this, and enjoy it with the kids this Christmas, and bookmark it, so you can enjoy it for many, many more too!

If you are after some more printables then do take a look at these:

Christmas Printables on KiddyCharts

More fantastic Christmas printables for you all to download on KiddyCharts. Make Christmas a little more magical for the kids.

For other printables for Christmas, do check these out off KiddyCharts as well.

Christmas Printables from the Web

Some more ideas for Christmas Printable fun from the internet. Why not nip off my site and check them out? But DO come back afterwards!

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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