The festive season is upon us, which means one thing: it’s time to get your Santa letters ready!
Writing a Santa Claus letter is a fun way to get your kids excited about Christmas. It’s likely the little ones will already have a good idea of the presents they want. However it’s always useful to cross-check with your Santa wish list online, as well a take a look at some of the Black Friday sales and offers around at the moment. There’s some bargains to be had!
Write your Santa list letter
If you don’t have a template, you can download our FREE Christmas List Template here.
It’s always good to remind children that Santa receives lots of letters from millions of kiddies around the world, and isn’t always able to get everything on the list. For this reason, it’s best to keep it top-line.
In recent years, some families have limited Santa presents to one or two items, ensuring the rest are given from parents themselves. This is because children always exchange notes, and those in lower-income families shouldn’t feel as if they're missing out, as this helpful feature explains.
Naughty or Nice list?
It’s a much-loved tradition to include in your letter that you have been a good boy or girl. This will help Santa determine which list you go on ;)
Remembering that it’s important to be polite and grateful, here’s an example of a what you might want to write in your Santa letters.
My name is Cathy and I’m four years old. This year I have been a good girl and listened to my grown-ups.
For Christmas, I would please like a Peppa pig playset, Thomas train, monster truck, and mermaid toy.
Thank you for all the presents you gave me last year, which I still love and play with.
But it doesn't stop there. It's always nice to leave a thank you note for Santa when you put out your carrot for Rudolph and milk and cookies for Santa.
Sending Santa Letters to Royal Mail
Some parents save letters for posterity, others like to pop them in the post. The Royal Mail Santa Letter campaign is a great idea. You simply send your Santa letter by Friday 11 December, and you’ll get a response back in the post!
Send your letter to:
If you want a reply in Welsh, send your letter to:
Ogof Sion Corn
Gwlad Y Ceirw
You will need to:
- Put a stamp on your envelope
- Put your full name and address in the letter for a reply
- Post by 11 December
Post Office Cut off times for Christmas
On that note, if you’re sending Christmas letters or presents to loved ones, here’s this year’s last posting dates for the Royal Mail.
Obviously with high demand and Covid-19 limitations, it’s wise to send as early as you can to avoid delays.
Friday 18 December
2nd Class and 2nd Class Signed For
Monday 21 December
1st Class and 1st Class Signed For
Tuesday 22 December
Royal Mail Tracked 24*
Wednesday 23 December
Special Delivery Guaranteed
You can find out more at royalmail.com/christmas/last-posting-dates