Top 8 Tips on How to Write a Letter to Santa

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Writing a letter to Santa and addressing it to the North Pole is a classic holiday tradition enjoyed throughout the United States and around the globe. According to the United States Postal Service (USPS), millions of people send letters to Santa every year. While most of the letters get written by children asking for specific Christmas presents, some adults also get in on the fun. 

If this is your first time helping your children write a letter to Santa, you may have questions on where to start. Get ready to discover the magic of Christmas with these top Santa letter tips:

Santa Letter Writing Tips

The art of letter writing is almost a lost art due to our reliance on cell phones, text messaging, emails, and social media. Here are the top eight tips for putting pen to paper and writing a letter to Santa:

Setting the Mood

While you can simply sit down at your desk or the dining room table, it’s always fun to go the extra step to get in the holiday spirit. Enjoy a candy cane embellished cup of hot cocoa, listen to your favorite Christmas carols, or watch your favorite holiday movie to set the mood as you get ready to embark on a festive Santa letter-writing session.

Preparing to Write

Take a minute to gather all your supplies to help your children prepare to write a Santa letter. Look through your stash of art and craft supplies to look for special papers, colored pens and pencils, crayons, markers, and decorative stickers. 

Writing the Letter

Before you start writing, it’s a good idea to take a minute or two to decide what you want to write. Of course, the most essential item to add to your letter is your name and address, so Santa knows who you are and where to deliver your Christmas presents.

Here is a good Santa letter example to follow:

  • Write your name and address at the top left
  • Start the first sentence with Dear Santa
  • Ask Santa how he’s doing during this busy holiday season
  • Introduce yourself and let him know who you are
  • Tell him why you are writing the letter
  • Share some of the good things you did during the year to make the Nice List
  • End the letter by thanking Santa for his time 
  • Sign your name

Making Special Requests

While the traditional letter to Santa is a list filled with presents you’d like to receive, Christmas is also a time for giving. So instead of just including a wish list of your favorite toys, now is the perfect time to ask Santa for any special requests for your friends, family, and neighbors.

Adding Decorations

Once you’ve finished writing the letter and before you place it in the envelope, you can add special embellishments. For example, a hand-drawn picture, a bit of glitter glue, or a few snowflake stickers add a nice holiday flair to your Santa letter. 

Addressing the Envelope

To get your letter ready for mailing, place it in an envelope and seal the envelope. Then, write your name and address on the top left corner of the envelope and address the envelope to Santa at the North Pole. You can also add more holiday-inspired embellishments to the outside of the envelope if desired.

Sending the Letter

Your children can either hand the Santa letter to you once they have finished writing it, or you can make it more fun by taking them to your local post office so they can drop the letter off in person. You can urge your children to have their Santa letter written by the first or second week of December to give Santa enough time to answer the letter by Christmas.

Waiting for a Response

The post office is overwhelmed with mail during the busy holiday season — read our final bonus tip to discover how you can guarantee your kids will receive a reply from Santa. 

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If you are looking for Santa letter writing gift ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Sealed By Santa offers many holiday gift options to make this a Christmas to remember for you and your children. You can make sure your child will receive a response to their message when you choose one of our Santa letter packages. 

Our Santa Letter Kits include all new and exclusive packaging for 2021 and a one-of-a-kind personalized letter from Santa. All our Santa letters also include the following bonus items:

  • Nice List Certificate signed by Santa Claus
  • Reindeer Food you can put out on Christmas Eve
  • Portable North Pole personalized video message

We also offer many other festive holiday gifts for an extra special surprise, such as the Mrs. Claus Cookie Baking and Decorating Kit, the Elf Interactive Gift Making Kit, and even live video calls with Santa!

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