It’s time for kids to write their letters to Santa in preparation for Christmas! Grab this free letter to Santa printable template to make the process easy peasy!
This is the time of year when children everywhere write a letter to Santa asking for their dream presents.
I always loved doing this activity with my boys because it was the perfect way for me to know what was really on their wishlists. And sometimes there were some pretty wacky things listed.
Like the year my son wanted a dragon for Christmas…
I’m pretty sure he meant a REAL dragon. He got a toy dragon instead. 😂
A Letter To Santa Printable Template Makes Letters To Santa SO Easy
There are some parenting things that took me a while to catch on to. Letter templates were one of those things.
I don’t know why it took me so long to think of doing this. The year I made a letter to Santa template, this activity became SO much easier!
Instead of trying to coach the kids on what to say, it because a fill in the blank activity.
Later I expanded it to more of a paragraph style letter to Santa template and added a place to draw a picture for Santa.
And just for fun, I added a wishlist page so that kids can brainstorm what they want. Or write down all 15 things and narrow it down to just one or two to send to Santa (bonus list for you!).
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How To Use Free printable Letters To Santa Templates
Of course, you can always make your own Letter to Santa on regular school-lined paper. And for older kids (10+), that may be the preferred method (or not).
But why not have some fun with it by using colorful letter templates? It’s festive, easy to do, and the prompts make the activity easier for kids.
I made some great Free Printable Letters to Santa to make the job of writing a letter easier. Simply print the sheets and ask your kiddo to fill them in.
You’ll find an empty letter template that’s perfect for younger kids and older kids too. It’s easily adaptable to be a short activity or a longer activity.
This letter to Santa printable packet also includes a picture page so that your kiddo can draw a picture for Santa.
And finally, there’s a page for writing out their entire wishlist – this is great for narrowing down what they want to write to Santa and has the added benefit of giving you a bigger picture of what they want (for you or to send ideas to family like grandparents).
Once the free template letter to Santa is filled out, you can help your child mail it to the North Pole.
Another benefit to these printable letters to Santa is that if you save them, they act as a sweet keepsake that you can easily save (much like this School Year Time Capsule)!
Where To Mail Your Letters To Santa Printable Templates
Ok, now that the letters are ready to mail, where should you send them?
The US Postal Service has a fun program called Greetings from the North Pole
The official mailing address for Santa is:
123 Elf Road
North Pole, 88888
NOTE: The USPS recommends you send letters off before December 7th so letters are received before December 14th in Anchorage, Alaska.
How To Receive A Reply From Santa
If you want to take it one step further and get a response from Santa and the North Pole, here’s what you have to do. 👇👇👇
This is where you have to do a little work to get a response back from Santa, and it involves a little creative letter writing skills from Mom, Dad or another person in your home.
Here’s what the USPS says to do if you want to mail your letter to Santa printable, AND get a response from Santa:
- Have the child write a letter to Santa and place it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, 123 Elf Road, North Pole, 8888.
- Write a personalized response to the child’s letter and sign it “From Santa.”
- Insert both letters into an envelope, and address it to the child.
- Add the return address: SANTA, NORTH POLE, to the envelope.
- Ensure a First-Class Mail stamp is affixed to the envelope.
- Place the complete envelope into a larger envelope, with appropriate postage, and address it to:
NORTH POLE POSTMARK
4141 POSTMARK DR
ANCHORAGE AK 99530-9998
Of course, you’re aware of the North Pole address, but did you know there are a number of U.S. towns and cities with names related to the holidays that offer special postmarks?
This site, from Christmas Letter Tips, includes that information if you want to give your letters an extra-authentic touch.
Mailing Address & Instructions (For Canadians)
Here’s the mailing address for Father Christmas if you live in Canada.
NOTE: The Canada post recommends you send your letters no later than December 10th to receive a response from Santa.
Grab your free letter to Santa printable template today!