How to Write a Letter to Santa

November 28, 2018

Santa Claus plays with children


How to Write a Letter to Santa


Every year, thousands upon thousands of good little girls and boys write letters to Santa Claus. Letters to Santa are a timeless Christmas tradition. It’s a great opportunity to remind Santa how good you’ve been this year and what you’d like to see under the tree on Christmas day. 

This year, Old City Santa is giving you the chance to deliver those letters yourself, straight to Santa’s mailbox! Want to write a great letter to Santa Claus? Here’s how to do it in a few simple steps.


Step One: Gather Your Supplies

Preparation is the first step to any project. You’ll want to grab a piece of paper, a pencil and an eraser (everyone makes mistakes!).

Santa gets a lot of letters, so you’ll want to make sure your letter stands out. Decorate with whatever you have around your house. Crayons, markers and colored pencils will do. But why not give your letter a sparkling border? Or try your hand at macaroni art!  


Step Two: Pick a Christmas Playlist

The next step is to get in the Christmas spirit! And the best way to do that is with some classic Christmas carols.

These days finding your favorite holiday songs is easier than ever. Looking for some good old Christmas Hits? Spotify can help with that.


Step Three: Brainstorm

This is where things really get fun. Sit down and make a list of everything you want for Christmas. Let your imagination run wild! No wish is too big or too small.

By now, you should have a nice hefty list of Christmas wishes. Take another look at your list and try to pick out your favorites. What are the five presents you really want to ask Santa for?


Step Four: Prepare Your Letter

Write your name across the top of your letter. That’s how Santa Claus will know who the letter is from. Santa suggests using one of your crayons or markers. He’s always losing his glasses, so be sure to write your name in BIG LETTERS.


Step Five: Say Hello

And now it’s finally time to start writing your letter! Remember, every letter starts with a greeting. That means we start the letter by saying hello!

Write the words ‘Dear Santa,’. That’s how all good letters to Santa start.


Step Six: Have You Been Good?

The next part of your letter is probably the most important. Remind Santa Claus how good you’ve been this year. Santa loves reading about all your good deeds. Tell him about that time you helped mommy and daddy with the dishes. Or how nice you’ve been to your little brother or sister.



Step Seven: Make Your List, Check It Twice

Remember that list of Christmas wishes we made earlier? It’s time to put that to good use! Tell Santa Claus what you want for Christmas with a list of the five presents you want the most.

For example, this is what Charlie from Cherry Hill put on his Christmas list last year:



Step Eight: Say Thank You & Sign Off! 

Next, it’s time to finish your letter. It’s always best to be polite. So say thank you to Santa for reading your letter. Then, all you have to do is sign your name at the bottom. Presto! You’ve just written your letter to Santa.

Now you’re all ready to deliver to your letter! Book your trip to visit Santa’s Workshop with Old City Santa. There, you’ll journey down an old cobblestone street to a place where magic is made everyday. You’ll even get the chance give your letter to Santa Claus himself.




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