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Looking for tips on writing a letter to Santa Claus?

I’ve got you covered! Here are some of my favorite tips and ideas for how to write a letter to Santa.

We also included printable Christmas stamps and envelopes so your kids can mail their letters in style. This is one of our favorite Christmas traditions, so we hope it becomes one of yours too!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but sometimes it can be hard to find that perfect gift.

That’s why we love writing real letters to Santa Claus every year. It makes us feel like we really have someone listening up at the North Pole who cares about what we want this holiday season!

And don’t forget – if you’re looking for an easy way to get those letters mailed off in style, then print these free Christmas stamps and envelopes right here on Marcie in Mommyland today!

Scroll down now and start planning your own letter-writing tradition with your family today!

Letter for Santa Claus FAQs

What is Santa’s address for 2021?

The Postal Service says letters to Santa should be addressed to 123 Elf Road, North Pole 88888. They also say that these letters should include a return address and stamp in order for them to get a response.

When was the first letter sent to Santa?

One of the first recorded letters to Santa happened in 1895 in England. In 1899, a girl in Tampa, Florida wrote a letter to Santa that was reprinted in the Tampa Tribune.

Why do people write Santa letters?

Most kids write a letter to Santa in hopes that he will respond back and hopefully even send some gifts by mail or in person on Christmas day so their holiday season is great!

Kid Tips to Write a Letter to Santa Claus

1. Always use a greeting

A lot of kids wonder how to start a Santa letter. It doesn’t have to be very tricky.

You can write “Dear Santa Claus” or ” To Santa” or even address it “Dear St. Nick.”

2. Introduce Yourself

Even though Santa knows who you are, it’s always helpful to have a little reminder.

The best Santa letters offer a bit of background information about who you are and why you are writing to Santa.

Make sure to say your name, how old you are, the city/town you live in, and anything else you want him to know.

It’s important that when you write a letter for Santa that you give him a little nudge to remember you.

3. Don’t just write a list of toys you want

When you’re writing your Santa letter, make sure to talk about nice things you’ve done this year (like how you’ve helped someone.)

You can include Christmas wishes for friends and family, too.

Your letter writing to Santa can even include a question or two and he might respond!

And when you’re ready to include your Christmas list to Santa, be sure to make it clear which item is the priority and be polite about it.

Use this awesome Letter to Santa template if you aren’t sure what to write.

4. Thank Santa

As you close your letter to Santa, it’s always nice to say thank you or wish him luck on his long Christmas Eve ride.

You can even say hi to the reindeer or elves, too! They are a big part of the Christmas magic.

5. Write as legibly as you can

When you have something important to write (like your letter to Santa), it’s vital that you write slowly and carefully to make sure each word is clear.

And, read your letter aloud to your grown-up just to make sure everything makes sense.

6. Draw a picture

If you don’t know how to write yet, you can always draw a picture for Santa. He loves that and will know what you are talking about.

Be sure to show your picture to your grown-up and explain what your picture is about before sending it off.

7. Send it off

There are actually a few different ways you can send your letter to Santa Claus.

Of course, you can always give it to your grown-up to send for you. That’s the easiest way.

Or you can toss it in the fireplace (with the help of your grown-up.) This is a magical way to do it if you’re in a hurry.

You never know you might get a response in the mail or a letter from Santa on Christmas morning!

Free Christmas Printable Envelopes & Decorative Stamps

Once your kids have done their Santa letter writing or drawn their picture for Santa, it’s time to put it in a super special envelope to send to the North Pole.

Click HERE to Download These Christmas Stamps & Envelopes

Free printable Christmas envelope for a letter to Santa. Image of an unfolded Merry Christmas envelope

What’s cool about these envelopes is that you can also use them to send letters/pictures to friends and family this holiday season.

They are perfect for surprising a grandparent or dropping one off with your neighbors!

Free printable Christmas envelope that's pink. Image of a pink, unfolded printable Christmas envelope

This is another option for a Santa stationery printable, which I think is my personal favorite. I love the traditional Airmail look with the red and blue stripes!

And it’s an adorable letter from Santa envelope.

Free printable Christmas stamps to put on a letter to Santa. Image of decorative printable Christmas stamps

Of course, your letter to Santa isn’t complete without the right stamps.

These ones are super cute and perfect for decorating envelopes.

While they don’t work in the U.S. mail on their own (you’ll need an official U.S. stamp to do that), they are perfect to send a message to Santa via the fireplace or for leaving with a plate of cookies on Christmas Eve!

Or you can have your grown-up follow these instructions to mail it directly to the North Pole. That’s helpful when you write a real letter to Santa Claus.

Click HERE to Download These Christmas Stamps & Envelopes

How to Write a Santa Letter Wrap Up

Now you know how to write a letter to Santa Claus requesting him to give you a gift on Christmas.

This is such an exciting tradition for kids and adults alike! If you want some more ideas about what else to do this holiday season, check out our other content below.

We hope it helps make your holidays merry and bright!

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Marcie writes the family travel blog Marcie in Mommyland. When she's not traveling the world, she's home in Seattle with her husband and two little boys.

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