10 Elf on the Shelf arrival ideas

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Our favourite little elves are on their way from the North Pole, heading to families all over Australia to sprinkle some Christmas magic. So it’s time to start thinking about how your cheeky little Elf on the Shelf will let the kids know he’s back.

The Elf on the Shelf tradition turns up the Christmas spirit to fever pitch, creating a daily countdown to Santa’s arrival, from December 1 to Christmas Eve. It’s also an awesome way to help the kids behave in that crazy lead-up to Christmas Day (remember, the elf will report the kids’ behaviour to Santa every night).

Here are ten clever ways your elf can arrive on 1st December.

Air mail

Elf on the Shelf arrival ideas paper plane

Simple, eye-catching and totally doable if you’ve left your elf’s arrival ’til the last minute. (via Busy Kids Happy Mom)

Floating on air

Elf on the Shelf arrival ideas air balloons

A few helium balloons and a teeny basket and you have a floaty elf heading down from the North Pole. (via Peach Parade)

Treat delivery

Elf on the Shelf arrival ideas afternoon tea

A cheeky little spread fit for an elf, and his delighted kids. (via Project Nursery)

A real gift

Krazy coupon lady elf delivered in a box

Surprise! Look what the postman left. (via Krazy Coupon Lady)

Knock, knock

Elf on the Shelf arrival ideas

Jazz up your fairy door with some Christmas lights and a tiny wreath, and let the kids know their little visitor has magically arrived. (via smudgey)

Special delivery

Elf on the Shelf arrival ideas

This cute little printable makes elf arrival as adorable as it is easy. (via Eighteen25)


Elf on the Shelf arrival ideas

A cardboard box and some Christmas printables transform Elf on the Shelf’s arrival into an exciting delivery. (via Ashley Cormier)

Write it out

Elf on the Shelf arrival ideas

Use Froot Loops or lollies to write a special arrival message to the kids. (via Melanie Stofka)

Crusing in a convertableelf on the shelf arrival in a purple convertable

This cheeky elf as the best ride in town and his car is pretty easy to organise too. (via Mommysavers.)

Bring a friend

Elf on the Shelf arrival ideas

While an elf on his own is pretty magical, it’s even better when he brings a friend (we’re giving away one of those cute St Bernard dogs down below!)(via Elf on the Shelf)

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Want even more Elf on the Shelf arrival ideas, or to add your own to our list? Head over to the Mum’s Grapevine Facebook page thread which has hundreds of ideas:

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