How to write a letter to Santa in 12 Steps (With Examples) 🎅

It’s that time of year again when millions of children across the world will be writing letters to Santa. But how do you start such an important letter? In this post, we will show you how to write a letter to Santa Claus in 12 easy steps.

For centuries, children across the globe have written millions, maybe even billions of letters to Santa Claus. Every child has the hope ̶ no, the dream of meeting Saint Nick and receiving something from him. So it’s not surprising that so many children want to know what they can write to get on his good side.

In the past, Dear Santa letters were written on paper and then put in a sack or mailed to a post box to be delivered by the postman. Nowadays, most people prefer to send their letters electronically via email. Over the years. Santa’s gotten modern too – And whichever method you prefer you can be sure that your letter will be read by the man himself. For more festive writing inspiration, check out this list of Christmas writing prompts.

So without further ado, let’s learn how to write a letter to Santa Claus that will make all your hopes and dreams come true!

Write A Letter To Santa in 12 steps

Writing a letter to Santa is easy when you follow these steps:

Step 1: Plan out your letter

Before you begin writing, plan out what you are going to say. Decide on the subject and what you want from Santa. This will help you keep your letter focused and to the point. You should write a wish list or some bullet points of key points you want to discuss on a draft piece of paper.

Notes to help plan your Dear Santa letter

Step 2: Pick your stationery 

This is the most fun part! It’s time to decide on the type of stationary you’re going to use. If you’re not sure what to choose, then get creative and make your own. Using a blank A4 paper, add a festive border and draw some Christmas illustrations as decorations. Also, don’t forget to choose some writing materials like glitter pens or felt tip pens.

Choose your writing paper and materials

Step 3: Write your address in the top left-hand corner.

This is very important because Santa will have to be able to find you. Start by writing your full name at the top. Then you write down the address below it. You can use your home address or a special address you’ve made up.

Write your full name and address at the top

Step 4: Write ‘Dear Santa’ at the top of your letter

The most important part of any letter is the greeting. It should be as warm and friendly as possible. The opening line can be anything from “Dear Santa,” to “Hello, Santa.” You could even say “Hi, Santa” if you want to be really casual.

Write Dear Santa at the top of the letter

Step 5: Write the opening paragraph

Now it is time to write a little bit about yourself and why you have written to Santa. You can start by telling Santa who you are and how old you are. Then write down something nice about Santa. You could ask Santa a question or two to show that you care about the important job he does every year.

Introduce yourself in the first paragraph

Step 6: Share a personal event/experience

Santa doesn’t want to give presents to naughty children! So make sure that you tell Santa what you’ve been doing well and what you promise to improve on for next year. You could even mention how many times you have been to see him at the grotto or examples of good deeds you did this year.

Share a personal experience from the past year

Step 7: Write down what you want from Santa

It’s time to list all the things that you would like Santa to bring you for Christmas. Don’t forget to add something nice for your parents, and other family members as well!

Ask Santa for what you really want this Christmas

Step 8: Write a closing paragraph

Make sure that you end the letter by thanking Santa and wishing him a Merry Christmas.

Close the letter by thanking Santa for his time.

Step 9: Sign your name

Make sure to sign your name at the bottom of the letter so that Santa knows who it’s from. You can sign off with warm wishes or sincerely. And if you forget to mention something, you could always add a ‘P.S’ after signing your name to say one last thing to Santa!

Sign your name at the bottom of the letter

Step 10: Add finishing touches and decorations

Add some nice decorations to the letter, such as a drawing or a sticker. You could include a photo of yourself or something that could warm Santa’s heart.

Add drawings, stickers and other decorations to the final letter

Step 11: Write Santa’s address on an envelope

Pick out a festive envelope and write down the address of the North Pole. Make sure that there are no mistakes!

Get the envelope ready

Step 12: Post the Dear Santa letter

And there you have it! You are now ready to send off your letter to Santa Claus. You can post it at your local post office or drop it off at a post box.

Post your Santa letter at a local post office or post box

We hope you had fun and that you will be able to write more letters to Santa Claus in the future. Let us know in the comments below if you found this guide useful. You might also want to check on this post on how to write a letter to your best friend.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is Santa’s address?

Surprisingly Santa has many head offices around the world, which he visits during the Christmas period to read letters from children around the world. 

If you live in the United Kingdom, Santa’s head office address is: 

Santa’s Grotto, Reindeerland, XM4 5HQ

In the United States, children can send their letters to: 

123 Elf Road, North Pole, 88888

You can find Santa’s address online for whichever country you are based in.

How do you start a letter to Santa?

The main way to start a letter to start is by intoducing yourself. Who are you and what do you want for Christmas? This can be very short and sweet, or you can write about a recent event that has happened, such as a birthday party or being sick. 

How do you write a message to Santa?

The most common way to write a message to Santa is by sending him a letter. 

If you are writing a letter to Santa, it is customary to begin the letter by saying “Dear Santa…”. You should also include your full name and your home address so that he knows where to send the present.

What should kids write in a letter to Santa?

Here are a few ideas of what to include in your Dear Santa letter:

  • What do you want for Christmas?
  • How old are you?
  • What would you like to be when you grow up?
  • What is one thing you’ve done well this year?
  • If you could have anything you wanted for Christmas, what would it be?
  • Any recent events that happened in your life.
  • What would you like to improve on for next year?
  • How is your family doing?
  • Would you like someone else to also receive a gift this Christmas
  • What do love most about Santa or even the Christmas time?

Here is an example of a Dear Santa letter for kids:

dear santa letter example
Dear Santa Letter Example

When should kids write letters to Santa?

The best time to start writing a letter to Santa is just after Thanksgiving or at the end of November. As this is normally the time when people start thinking about Christmas, and everything they are thankful for. Letters to Santa can also be written all the way up to Christmas eve or the night before Christmas day. There may not be enough time to post the letter, but the child can still write an email to Santa, or leave a note out near a fireplace in hope that Santa will still see it.

How do I send Santa a Christmas letter?

Traditionally letters to Santa are sent by post. You can visit a local post office or post the letter in a post box. But today, you can also email Santa via services, such as Email Santa or Santa Tracker.

Does Santa reply to letters?

Yes, but letters must be sent as early as possible to Santa. Ideally before the first week of December. Remember that Santa is a very busy man, so please be patient. The North Pole Post Office will send your letter to Santa and put it in his sack of presents for you. Santa then reads though every single letter. If the letter is received early enough then you will likely get a reply from Santa. But do not worry, if you don’t get a reply – Santa always knows what you want for Christmas.

How to write a letter to Santa Claus

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