Don't rush around looking for a template for a letter to Santa. I've got you covered here. It's a simple free printable download that you can get from my printables library. If you want to head straight to the download link, scroll to the green button at the end of this post.
This letter to Santa is also a Christmas wish list that the kids can write and send off to the North Pole. Further below I'll outline some suggestions on where you can send your letters.
If you like this Christmas printable I have other Christmas printables. Just like this editable Festive Farmhouse Christmas Table Decor or the printable Elf on the Shelf accessories I made for our Elf, Steve. You can also find many other children's printables within the Library.
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Right, let's get into it. I'll tell you all about this free printable. The page size is US Letter (8.5×11″), you can however still print to A4. Although my printer can print to US Letter, living in Australia means it is much easier (and cheaper!) to source A4 paper. I simply make sure I scale the page to fit in the printer settings box. This way nothing is cut off the edge of the page. If you want to be really particular you can then trim around the edges. And yes, I have been that particular at times!
Oftentimes a letter to Santa is quite last minute (or is that just me?!). If the only paper you have on hand is regular copy paper then that is really all you need. My recommendation is always a nice smooth paper, something with a little weight but not too much as you want to be able to fold the letter. Most copy paper is 80gsm so something at least 100gsm would be nice. I would recommend this A4 120gsm paper or 8.5×11″ 32lb paper. Leave out the nice textured paper as it's impractical to write on, especially for the kids.
On the printable template, you will find spaces for your child to fill in their name, their age and whether they've been nice, naughty, or a little of both. Of course, depending on their age, they may need a little help from an adult. It is still a very fun activity for the younger ones.
There is a heading called “My Favourite Things”. This space has room for simple answers including the child's favourite colour; activity; hobby; book and movie. There is also an additional “other” space for anything extra they might like to add.
Now comes the main part of this special letter. Write down your Christmas wish list under the section of “For Christmas I would really like…”. There is plenty of space with tall lines for writing. Finish off the letter with the treats that the child will be leaving out for Santa and his reindeer.
Many countries have services you can send your letter to and they will send a reply back to the child. These are typically done by the local postal service. To guarantee delivery they often require you send them by the beginning of December so please check with your local North Pole delivery service.
To make it easier, I have linked to services for my Australian readers, UK readers and US readers. If you fall outside of these areas, try a simple Google search to see what is available.
Failing that or if you have left it too late (likely to be me again this year!) then there's always a backup plan. Firstly, you may like to look at local groups and shopping centres. The shopping centre my kids have their Christmas photo taken also has a letter to Santa postbox. The other option is for you to write on Santa's behalf. Younger kids won't inspect the envelope for postage stamps however, you may need to actually post it to yourself for the older ones!
Tell me in the comments below, would you use a template that was a letter written from Santa? It would be in response to this wish list. I think this would be a great addition to the printables library!
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