Hey, Pizzazzerie readers! It’s Cara from One Swell Studio here today to share some cute (and totally free!) Elf on the Shelf “INSPIRED” printable kit I whipped up to welcome back those little elves on the shelves.
If your family has an Elf on the Shelf, they typically arrive at their houses during the beginning of December (some come earlier, some later). Some elves are sent on behalf of Santa as a way for him to see who’s been naughty & who’s been nice. Some make extravagant scenes for their families to discover. Some elves are mischievous & messy. Some elves encourage kind behavior and giving to others. Some just hang out in the same spot from week to week. No matter how the elves spend their Decembers, they’re a fun tradition & a way for families to make memories during the weeks leading up to Christmas.
Whether or not your family’s elf has already made his or her appearance this year, you can still use these fun printables. The Elf Kit would be a fantastic way to welcome your elf for the very first time in 2014 with a little celebration– or a way to keep your kiddos on their toes for unexpected elf-surprises.
Included in this free PDF download are the following items: a “Hello!” banner with elf images, a 5×7 “This House Believes” sign, an official elf adoption certificate, 2″ “Be Merry” & elf image toppers (perfect for cupcakes & tiny elf-sized signs!), a full page of Elf Notes (with naughty/nice behavior reports) & some “Nice List Approved” circles that could be easily made into fun reward stickers.
This Elf Kit would also make a sweet gift for another elf-loving family. I’ve also included a small insert that lists all of the items included in the kit. This could be cut out and glued to the front of a gable box, or stapled to the top of a paper bag– with all of the printed & cut items tucked inside.
Our elf, Eugene, has made his rounds at our house each December for the past few years, but it hasn’t been until this year that both of my boys are old enough actually *get* the whole elf concept. Nevertheless, It’s been a fun tradition to keep from year to year and I’m really looking forward to seeing what surprises Eugene has in store for us from now until Christmas. (Also looking forward to using these printables!)
So, enjoy those elf antics from now until December 25– those little helpers will be back at the North Pole before you know it!
Cara is the owner/designer behind One Swell Studio. After becoming a stay-at-home mom, she discovered the world of party planning & soon found herself deeply in love with styling dessert tables & designing party decor. She opened the virtual doors to her Etsy shop, One Swell Studio, in December 2010. Read more about Cara here…