Christmas is a magical time of year – especially for kids! Make your child’s holiday season extra exciting with a personalized letter from Santa. Children love Santa Claus and would be thrilled to get a letter from Santa in the mail.
How to Get a Letter From Santa in the Mail
The post office makes it pretty easy to get a postmarked letter from Santa in the North Pole to your child. Simply follow the steps HERE.
- It says the deadline is December 10th, but I recommend sending it as soon as you can. We know the mail can be a little slower this time of year and you want to make sure to get your letter in on time.
- Have your child “write a letter” to Santa and “mail it to the north pole” first. Then they will be extra thrilled when Santa responds to them.
- Consider setting out a 2nd letter from Santa on Christmas morning that follows up from the first letter. My kids have enjoyed this in years past.
- When you are writing the letter as Santa, make the letter personal – so your child feels like Santa really knows them.
Additional Santa Fun
Give Santa a Phone Call
Yes Santa does have a phone number! It will be fun to give Santa a call to enhance your child’s Christmas spirit. Call Santa at 951.262.3062. He even asks the child to leave their list. This really is so much fun and it actually works:)
Video Call with Santa
Since there aren’t as many live visits with Santa this season, have your child do a video call with Santa. They may not be personalized, but your child still may enjoy seeing Santa’s face. There are multiple websites and apps that do this. Here is one I have used: https://www.talktosanta.com/
Check Local Community Events
Check with your local community if they are doing anything with Santa this year. For example, my community is offering zoom calls with Santa. We had to sign up for a time on a specific date and for 5 minutes my child will get to visit with Santa.
Unfortunately it won’t be the same this year with Santa, but there are still fun ways to have your child interact with Santa.
How to Prepare For a Visit or Call With Santa
Prepare your child before they see Santa to get the most out of the experience. Have your child make Santa a list and practice telling him what he/she wants for Christmas. Remind your child that Santa is a large person, with a big white beard so they are not surprised or afraid when they see him. This can especially happen with young children. Even if you have the conversation beforehand, your child may still be scared of Santa.
Make A Santa Countdown to Christmas Calendar
Nothing gets kids more excited this time of year than Santa Claus. So keep the joy going with an easy Santa countdown calendar. All you need is a piece of paper, pen/marker, 24 cotton balls and some glue.
First, draw a Santa head leaving at least half of the paper for Santa’s beard. Then write numbers 1-24 in the area where Santa’s beard will go. Then, each day in December simply glue a cotton ball onto Santa’s beard matching the number to the date. Watch as Santa’s beard gets puffy and fluffy. Your kids will love to watch Santa’s beard grow! I suggest having a Santa calendar for each child so they can each participate every day.
Not sure how to draw Santa’s head? Want an already done Santa template ready to use? Get your Santa countdown to Christmas sheet HERE and simply print and you are ready to go!
For more easy advent activities that your kids will absolutely love this Christmas season click HERE.
Give your child extra joy and fill their heart this Christmas season with personalized letters from Santa. Your child will feel so special that Santa thought of him/her and took the time to send a letter. As a parent you can use these letters and Santa’s words to redirect your child when needed that Santa is always watching. The effect of these letters could last all year along, and be a great memory for your child!