Christmas Letter to Santa & free template

Christmas Letter to Santa & free template

Christmas Letter to Santa & free template

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!

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Write your Santa list letter

If you don’t have a template, you can download our FREE Christmas List Template here.

Simply sit down with the little ones and fill it in with them. Maybe put on some Christmas tunes and enjoy a mince pie or two, make an occasion of it!

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.

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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.

Dear Santa,

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.


Cathy x

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.

munchy play santa gift

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:

Santa/Father Christmas
Santa's Grotto

If you want a reply in Welsh, send your letter to:

Sion Corn
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
and Royal Mail Tracked 48*

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

And finally, if you're planning ahead, here's how to make a Christmas Eve Box for toddlers for under £30.