15 Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Arrival

  • 15 Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Arrival That magical time of year is almost here, for the return of a certain special Christmas helper. Because everyone knows that before the big, jolly fellow makes his holiday debut, he sends his Elf on the Shelf helpers to our homes to keep an eye on the little ones.

    The day after Thanksgiving brings shopping frenzies and deals, but it also brings an official start to the Christmas season, making it the perfect time for the return of your family’s elf friend. That way, your elf can spend the whole Christmas season with your kids, and report back to Santa if they’ve been naughty or nice.

    Start the season out right by coming up with special Elf on the Shelf arrival ideas that your kids will never forget. Whether he arrives in grand fashion or in a more subtle sweet way, your kids will be beyond excited to welcome their Elf on the Shelf home.

    Make sure to include a welcome letter from your elf on the day of his or her return. Your elf can talk about what they did during the off season, (like a sunny summer vacation!) and how excited he or she is to be back with your family for the holidays. Don’t forget to explain that the elf was sent from Santa and will be reporting back to the big guy throughout the season!

     If your elf arrives in a package make sure to include a North Pole address and stickers. Another fun tip is to place this package in the freezer overnight so that it is ice cold in the morning for arrival! Your elf can also bring a new ornament, Christmas book, movie or set of pajamas for your kids to enjoy this season.

    15 Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Arrival:

    1. Balloon Arrival from Just Reed

    2. Candy Message from Vitamin-Ha

    3. Elf Arrives with Luggage Made of Jewelry Boxes from Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats

    4. Christmas Gift Wrap the Door on Arrival Day from Milk and Cookies Blog

    5. Brings a New Christmas Ornament on Arrival Day from Pigskins and Pigtails

    6. Red Carpet Arrival from Blossom Bunkhouse

    7. Arrives in Front Door Step Present from The Poe Fam

    8.Special Breakfast on Arrival Day from BlogLovin'

    9. Parachute Arrival from Carey Place

    10. Elf Introduces New Friend in Arrival Letter from Little Pumpkin Grace

    11. Arrives in Toy Vehicle from Elf on the Shelf Ideas

    12. Addressed Package Arrives from the North Pole from Katherine Maries

    13. Arrives in Elf Rocket Ship from Sweet Paper Trail

    14. A New Elf Friend Arrives at the Door from Little Bit Funky

    15. Arrives with a Stack of New Books to Open Each Night Before Christmas from Whimsie Photo & Video

    Remember, you can share your Elf on the Shelf ideas for arrival with your friends, family and other Pat Catan’s crafters by posting pictures of your elf’s arrival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #DIYwithCatans.