This letter has TWO Wording Options!
🎄 Option One (for BEFORE your Elf Arrives)
Dear (Recipient's First Name),
I just wanted to send you a short letter to let you know that (YOUR SHELF ELF's NAME) is getting very excited to see you again! All the scout elves are trying to get lots of rest because they will soon be making nightly flights back to the North Pole.
Are you starting to think about what you might like for Christmas? My elves have built a lot of great toys this year, and I bet we have something you would really like! If you get a chance, send me a letter and I will do my best to read it before Christmas Eve! Well, I better be going. Mrs. Claus is making some delicious Christmas cookies, and I want to grab one while they're hot! I'll be checking my list twice to make sure I still see your name on the Nice List.
❄ Option Two (for AFTER your Elf Arrives)
Dear (Recipient's First Name),
I just wanted to send you a short letter to let you know that (YOUR SHELF ELF's NAME) has told me how good you've been this year! He/She has been telling me stories all about the silly things he's/she's been doing around your house. A feisty elf that one is!
Are you getting excited for Christmas? I know I am! My elves have built lots of great toys this year, and I bet that we have something you would really like! We have all been so busy here at the North Pole, but we always sing plenty of Christmas Carols to keep a smile on our faces! Even the reindeer seem to join in and dance along to the songs. Ho Ho, it's very cute!
Well, I better be going. Mrs. Claus is making some delicious Christmas cookies, and I want to grab one while they're hot! I'll be checking my lists twice to make sure I still see your name on the Nice List. Merry Christmas!
As you can see, this letter’s wording is FIXED. If you are interested in adding wording or writing an entirely new letter, check out my Completely Personalized Santa Letter here!
Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas!
Make your child's Christmas magical with this authentic letter written by the big man himself!
In this letter option, Santa mentions about how excited your Elf on the Shelf is to be coming back to see your family! This letter is perfect for right at the beginning of December when you're about to get out that cute little Elf. It also requests that your child write Santa a letter telling what they would like for Christmas, just in case you need that for your Christmas shopping 😉
This letter includes:
1 Personalized Handwritten Letter
1 Handwritten envelope wax stamped with the North Pole Crest
- 1 "Christmas Wish" Ticket, which says the poem: "Take this ticket, hold it tight, and make a Wish with all your might. For extra power, write your Wish on the back of this ticket, and seal with a kiss. Place this wish under the tree on Christmas Eve for Santa to see. While you sleep Santa’s magic will take your wish-filled ticket before you wake."
•Letter paper is 8.5 x 11, and is A2 in size when folded, 5.5 x 4.25.
•Envelope is 7 in x 5 in
All letters are written in ENGLISH!
How It's Made
I have personally handwritten each of these letters by using antique calligraphy pens and dipped ink. You don't see this art that much anymore! I have also hand painted the Santa Stationary for the letter with a pretty little holly branch, as well as added gold foiling accents behind the holly, and the "SC" Initials are also embossed with red. Each letter is personalized for your recipient with their name, then printed onto a parchment/aged paper. I do not write directly onto this paper to prevent bleeding and smudging. The envelope is also hand addressed, embossed with a golden flourish, and stamped with a beautiful golden wax with the North Pole Official Seal. The envelope is 7x5 in size, and the letter is written on 8.5x11 paper. These will be sent in a regular Mailer to prevent bending, and also so the gift inside is left un-stamped and can be kept as a keepsake. I have also stored the envelopes & paper I use in a box lined with peppermint & evergreen, so the package will even smell like Christmas!