I often hear that it's too much work to do little elf setups every day until Christmas. I totally get it - that's what I'm here for. You literally print and fold and pretend like you're parent of the year.

This whole elf phenomenon started, for me, a few years back. I got more and more detailed and my son started to believe more. That meant the result was a better attitude. Oh, and completing tasks like daily brushing.

We stayed up late wrapping presents so we told the story through our elf. He went shopping, too.


  • Cardstock paper
  • Printer (with color ink)
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Kleenex

Print off the bags in the links below. Cut them out, add some tape and stuff with kleenex. Set them around your elf and call it a night.

See? That was easy, wasn't it?

Shopping bags similar to Bath & Body works and Victoria's Secret: PRINTABLE SHOPPING BAGS HERE


Coming soon: A letter to set next to your elf so you don't ever have to move that sucker again.