How to Write a Letter to Santa Claus

Two Methods:Sample LettersWriting Your Own Letter

All over the world, children write letters to Santa Claus, letting him know what they would like for Christmas. Here are some tips for writing a really good letter.

Sample Letters

Sample Letter to Santa

Sample Letter to Santa from Boy

Sample Letter to Santa from Girl


Writing Your Own Letter

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    Choose some nice paper and a pen or a pencil in your color choice, in which you can write neatly with.
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    Write your address. Start by writing your full address in the top right hand corner of the page. Do this carefully so that Santa will know where to find you and so he can write a letter back. On the second line, write the date. Skip one line.
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    Begin your letter. Write: "Dear Santa Claus," and then indent your first paragraph. Then, start writing your letter. It is always a good idea to say a little about yourself, such as your name, your age, etc. Tell Santa that you have been really good this year. Give an example of how good you were, such as "I helped my little brother decorate the Christmas tree."
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    Thank him. Thank Santa for the gifts you got last year unless you sent him a thank you letter at the time. It's nice for Santa to feel appreciated.
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    Tell Santa what you would like for Christmas and why. Keep your list short and really think about what you would like. If you want Santa to bring things for your family then make sure you mention it.
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    Finish the letter. Finish your letter by sending your love to the reindeer (especially Rudolph), but don't ignore the others.
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    Sign your first name only at the bottom and put your letter in an envelope. Address your letter to: Santa Claus, The North Pole.
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    Add 'xoxo'. Remember to say love or kisses from (your name).
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    Draw a picture. If you have any extra room, draw a picture at the bottom of your letter. Draw a Christmas tree, reindeer, or even Santa himself!
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    Visit your local post office. With a parent or guardian's help, mail the letter

Tips

  • Use a capital letter for the first letter of a name.
  • Write your letters around early December so that they'll have time to get to Santa.
  • Remember to be good all year!
  • Your local post office usually has a drop box just for letters to Santa! Look for it anywhere from mid-November to early December.
  • Check your spelling, or have an adult check it for you.
  • Write a practice letter first.
  • Clip a sheet of guidelines under the letter while you write it, so that your writing will be nice and straight.

Warnings

  • Don't give out lots of information. The child's first name and age is enough.
  • Do not send a letter with a child's personal details to an unknown destination.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper
  • Pen/pencil
  • Envelope
  • Postage stamp

Article Info

Categories: Christmas for Kids | Letters