Need to know how to write a letter to Santa Claus? This can be a very important letter to write – but you don’t have to get everything absolutely correct (except for the address!).
Receiving a letter from Santa Claus himself is a momentous moment in the life of a child. They will be thrilled and amazed that he knows their name, and which toy it is that they would dearly love.
Read on to discover how to get in touch with the dude in red and make magic happen for the children in your life.
The Royal Mail
The Royal Mail are everyday super-heroes appointed by the Queen of England, so it makes sense that they have a direct line to Santa’s home at The North Pole.
Santa loves to read each child’s letter but he’s already a very busy man at this time of year! He has toy making to supervise, cheeky reindeers to feed and train and hard-working elves to keep happy and healthy throughout the festive season.
To help Santa to keep track and answer all letters on time, Mrs Claus would like parents and carers to know these important things:
- It’s a secret, so don’t tell everyone! Santa’s address is Santa or Father Christmas, Santa’s Grotto, Reindeerland, XM4 5HQ.
- The last post to the snowy lands of The North Pole is on 9th December
- Santa’s name and address needs to be clearly written on the envelope
- The letter must have your child’s name and address included. Christmas magic is powerful but there are limits!
- Sometimes Santa needs a break to eat a yummy mince pie and glug some ice-cold milk. Letters should arrive within 10 days. There is a way for The Royal Mail to send a reminder just in case!
- Stamps are needed. Santa very much enjoys letters with Christmas stamps on as he collects them in a huge photo album. It’s a hobby that keeps him busy throughout the summer.
- Santa is a clever man who speaks lots and lots of languages, including Welsh. You can write to him at ‘Sion Corn, Ogof Sion Corn, Gwlad Y Ceirw, XM4 5HQ’.
The NSPCC Letters from Santa Service
Santa Claus has a great relationship with the NSPCC, a fantastic charity that looks after children who don’t always have a happy Christmas.
He takes a couple of days every December to write letters to the children of parents and carers who support the NSPCC with a £5 gift here.
Now, the cleverness of the mysterious elves is involved with these special letters. As Santa is writing they whisper into his ear about what toys this boy or girl would like and how well they have been getting on with their brothers and sisters. He even knows how old they are and what they like to do for fun!
Creating a happy memory that will last for many years is something that the North Pole Christmas crew are very proud of.
Letter writing tips from the delightful Mrs Claus
Santa’s biggest smiles are saved for when he reads a beautiful or funny letter from one of the world’s children. Of course, he visits millions on Christmas Eve, but there is simply no time to do anything other than whisper ‘Happy Christmas’ and bless them with the wish for a happy year. Letters are the perfect way to get to know each child a little better.
Mrs Claus adores seeing her husband happy as he sits resting by a roaring fire. So here are some of her favourite tips for penning a lovely letter.
- Use your best pen, pencil or crayon, you could even use lots of different colours
- Don’t rush! Make a big space on a table or even the floor. Listen to ‘Jingle Bells’ or ‘Deck the Halls’ while you write
- It doesn’t matter if your letter isn’t perfect. Santa knows that you have done your best
- The walls of Santa’s cosy cabin are filled with the gorgeous drawings he is sent every year. Art is always welcome!
- ‘Dear Santa or Dear Father Christmas’ are both fine. He thinks he is very lucky to have two names
- Don’t forget to include your name and address. It’s OK to ask for help if you need it.
- Tell Santa all about what you enjoy, introduce him to your pets and what you are proud of
- Do you have a book or game that you would love to find in your stocking? Just tell us about one or two things so we can find your Christmas list.
- Santa can’t promise that you receive everything on your list. Santa’s sleigh is not very large, and he must fit in presents for everyone. He will do his very best to make your wish come true.
- Think about how hard everyone at Christmas headquarters have worked to make dreams come true. A ‘Thank you’ to the elves and reindeers will make them very happy.
- Ask an adult to help you write the address on the front of the envelope.
So, if you have been good this year and want to write a letter to Santa Claus, then you can do so at his address at the North Pole. Don’t leave it until Christmas Eve and, as Mrs Claus says, remember to put a stamp on the envelope, along with your child’s full name and address when you write to Santa. Hopefully, the letter that Santa sends in replying to your child will help deliver part of the Christmas magic that children everywhere should enjoy.