But once the letter is written, how does it arrive in a child’s little hands?
Kids getting Santa letters
Here are some ideas for how Santa letters are presented to kids around Australia…
- in the letterbox – sure, it’s an obvious answer but it works!
- in a letterbox within a Christmas display
- within the branches of the Christmas tree
- poking out of Christmas stockings or Santa sacks
- in the fireplace as if landed from the chimney (see, it’s good we’re in summer and the fires don’t get much use in December!)
- on the mantlepiece
- on top of a pile of presents
- held by a Christmas elf – maybe in the elf’s special place, or maybe wherever the elf feels like hiding that day…
- sticking out from a favourite Christmas book
- placed with an advent calendar (in, on or under it as suits the calendar type and size!)
- on the child’s pillow when they wake up in the morning
- slipped under the front door or a bedroom door
- on a table set up with Christmas decorations, and maybe a Christmas treat or two
- at the end of a treasure hunt of some sort – again, the elves may get involved in that!
- make it a message in a bottle – any empty bottle you find will do but in a new drink bottle or wrapped around a bottle of their favourite topping