Santa loves getting letters from children around the world, and they come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colours – some even come with pictures. Santa is very generous and clever enough to read all sorts of writing and languages, but I thought some tips might make it easier to write as well as easier for Santa to read.
Letter writing tips
When writing to Santa
- remember to start with Santa’s name – maybe Dear Santa or Hello Santa
- ask for things nicely – even Santa gives more when people use please and thank you
- finish with your name – Santa has too many children on his lists to know who wrote it without your name on it!
- let Santa know you’ll leave him a snack
- ask Mum or Dad to make a copy of your letter as you might like to read it again when you’re grown up or someone might make a beautiful scrapbooking page with your letter and Santa’s answer
- use your best writing and maybe get Mum or Dad to draw some lines for you to write on
- have fun! You can write in red or green, or use lots of colours – it’s Christmas after all!
- think about writing something that isn’t about presents you want – maybe ask Santa how he is, tell him about your Christmas plans, thank him for last year’s gifts, ask what his favourite colour or book is, or tell him a joke (Santa does love to laugh!)
If you have a little brother or sister, maybe you could write a letter for them, too.
And on behalf of Santa, thank you for writing to him!