Children from all over the world take the time to sit down and write their Christmas wishes, hoping that Santa will bring them the gifts they desire. To help facilitate this tradition, many communities have set up a special mailbox for letters to Santa.
The letters to Santa mailbox is a unique and special addition to any holiday decor. These mailboxes can be found in a variety of locations, including parks, shopping centers, and even schools. They are often decorated with festive holiday colors, and sometimes feature images of snowflakes, reindeer, and other holiday symbols.
Children are encouraged to write their letters to Santa and drop them off in the mailbox. These letters are typically collected and then sent to the North Pole, where they are read by Santa and his team of elves.
The letters to Santa mailbox is more than just a festive decoration, it is also an opportunity for parents and caregivers to teach children the importance of giving back. Many communities use the mailbox as a way to collect donations for local charities, such as Toys for Tots or food banks. Children can learn about the importance of giving to others during the holiday season, while also sharing their own wishes.
Writing a Letter to Santa
This is one of the most enjoyable activities during the Christmas season. Now, I know children are not getting on the internet to look this up, or maybe they are. Either way, here is how to put together a nice letter, (that you can read to the kids as they are preparing to write.)
First you will need a pen. If you only have some blank paper, that will do just fine. If you want, you may download and print a free template below to make things look more festive.
Decorative border and lined for writing.
Fun characters and lined for proper writing.
Here are some writing recommendations. First is the greeting. You can usually write something simple, such as:
- “Hi Santa,”
- “Hello Santa Claus,”
- “Seasons Greetings Santa,”
- “Dear Santa,”
As you begin the body of the letter, you may want to begin with a pleasantry by wishing him well:
- “First, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas.”
- “Hope you have been well.”
- “I want to thank you so much for the presents you brought me last year.”
Now let him know that you have, in fact, been very good this year.
- “Just to let you know, I have been cleaning my room every day.”
- “In school, I have been getting very good grades.”
It often helps him to know what it is that you want for Christmas, so don’t worry about asking. He is expecting it. This can be toys or even adding a prayer to wish someone else well.
If you prefer, you can add a list and just mention it in the letter and then send both.
- “I am including a wish list of some things I would like this year.”
If you are looking to provide more detail, then here is a great looking wish list you can add.
Now all that is needed is your sign off and signature at the end just below. No last name needed. Santa knows who you are.
- Thank you,
Be sure to have one of your parents look it over before sealing it in an envelope. You may want to create a list for them as well so other family members can know what you want.
If you do not have an envelope, no worries. You can easily fold into the shape of one.
Now all you have to do is address it. Since all of these letters are going to the North Pole, no return address is needed. The Post Office also does not require a stamp for these letters. You may want to draw one or add a sticker to just make it look nice though.
At this point you can just give it to your parents to mail, or if your family knows of a Letters to Santa mailbox nearby, you can all drop it off.
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