We spoke to JustFreeStuff who came up with ways you can receive a free Christmas Letter from the North Pole from Santa!
Santa is very busy during the last part of the year.
The elves are all busy making toys, and working long hours and late into the night to ensure that your presents get there on time. Rudolph along with the other reindeer are getting prepared to take their long journey, and making decisions on which snacks to take with them and reviewing their navigational skills.
The year’s wrapping paper is being chosen by Santa and Mrs Claus is scolding Santa to eat fewer of the mince pies this year that people leave out for him (since he might have gained a bit of extra weight last year).
Although the North Pole is really far away, it is still possible to write a Christmas Card or Letter to Santa – in fact he really loves hearing from people!
Royal Mail: Free Santa Letter
Royal Mail makes it possible for you to receive a letter from Santa for just the cost of a stamp. Here is where you should send your letters:
- Father/Santa Christmas
- Reindeer Land
Be sure to:
- Use a stamped envelope
- Use the right address
- Have your complete address and your child’s name included.
One thing that is worth noting is that it isn’t guaranteed that Santa will be able to reply to every single letter, due to the massive volumes that are sent to him. To help improve your chances of getting a reply, be sure to send your letter prior to the cut-off date.
Santa Charity Letters
During the festive, fun period, it is very important to not forget those who are less fortunate than you are. Donation letters coming from Santa (with all of the proceeds going to charity) is an excellent way to get children excited about Christmas, and also to think of those who are less fortunate than they are.
National Society for the Protection of Children (NSPCC)
Every year, a Letter from Santa scheme is run by the NSPCC, where your child can get a letter from Santa for a small £5 donation fee. That money can make a big difference for the charity and also helps to provide children all over the UK to have a nice Christmas. All of the letters are personalised for every child to make it a very unique and special gift.
Royal National Institue of Blind People (RNIB)
A similar program is run by the RNIB, where partially sighted and blind children get letters in their preferred format from Santa. The fairies and elves at the RNIB love to make sure that all of the children are contacted by Santa, so they assist Santa by sending replies out in braille (uncontracted or contracted), as an audio CD or in large print.
Your letters should be sent to:
Be sure that your letter includes the following information:
- Child’s name, postal address, and age
- Contact phone number
- Whether the reply should be written in Welsh or English
- What letter format is required
Saturday 1st December is the closing date for the letters, so be sure to get yours in prior to then in order to avoid any disappointment.
Although receiving a letter from Santa is free, pleased make a donation to help the RNIB be able to continue doing its work. For more information, go to their website and check out their Letter from Santa web page.
East Anglia’s Children Hospices (EACH)
An annual scheme is also run by EACH where children get personalised letters from Santa, in addition to a Christmas activity that they can do for a £5 minimum donation. Every donation provides support and care to life-threatened children, young individuals and their families in East Anglia.
To learn more and to get Your Letter ordered, visit the EACH website.
Free Calls and Videos from Santa
There is a free service called Portable North Pole that lets you receive personalised phone calls and videos from Santa himself. Available on an app and the computer, Portable North Pole is an excellent way to provide Christmas with some added magic.
It isn’t only for children! PNP also provides adults with fun, personalised videos.
Check out the various phone calls and videos that are available to make this a very special Christmas.
Free Santa Letter Printable Templates
Use one of these templates to make your letter to Father Christmas extra special.
There are 20 Free Printable Santa Letter Templates that Spaceships and Laser Beams found for you to use. Some are blank so that your children’s imaginations can run wild, and there are also some that are fill-in-the-blank to give them a good start.
Track The Location Of Santa On Christmas Eve
On Christmas Even the fun continues as you follow the progress of Santa on Google’s Santa Tracer. Each day in December new daily activities get added for children to participate in. The no Christmas Eve they will be able to use Google Maps to follow Santa as he makes his trip around the world.