Create a personalized letter to Santa with our free customizable templates. Read on to see how to get a response from Santa.
Did you know that you can actually send a letter to Santa via USPS Operation Santa? See how to send a letter to Santa via the US Postal Service below. Whether you actually send the letter or not, we offer many free printable Santa templates. We also offer a free Santa envelope to send your letter to Santa by mail. If you want to ensure your child receives a response from Santa, then see our free letter from Santa templates.
Santa Letter Template
You can personalize the Santa letter by customizing any letter template using our free online app, MS Word or Google Docs. You can print the blank Santa letter template and add your message in your handwriting. If you prefer, you can type the letter before you print. If you want to make free Santa letters with your child’s photo, then use the online editor and click on “add image” to add the photo.
You can also make a Santa envelope in which to insert your note.
Letter with a List of Requests
You can change the border on either of these letters.
This template allows the recipient to select four gifts from Santa.
- Something you want
- Something you need
- Something to wear
- Something to read
Why 4 gifts?
According to the four-gift rule, each person gets only four gifts for Christmas. This not only simplifies Santa’s Christmas shopping but might also mean more meaningful gifts for the recipient.
Printable Coloring Letter
This letter to Santa coloring pages is a fun way for young kids to write a letter to Santa and make it their own.
The printable coloring page is totally customizable. You can edit the text, move the coloring images around and add more Christmas pictures to color. All with a click of your mouse! The coloring page maker is online so you don’t need to download any software and it is totally free!
You can actually type the entire letter before you print it or just print the blank letter and write on it. If you are creating this letter for more than one child you can make different versions of it. There are many coloring pictures available and you can add them with a click of your mouse!
Blank Letter Template
This letter to Santa printout template is blank so you can write whatever you want on it. Tell Santa about the year you’ve had and how you behaved. Be honest since he already knows! You can also ask for the things you want for yourself or for others.
If you are sending the letter via USPS Operation Santa program, then you need to include details of the things you ask for. Requests for clothes and shoes should include the preferred size, style, and color. Requests for toys, games, and books, should include names and titles.
If you want to participate in USPS Operation Santa then you must:
1. Address the envelope to:
123 Elf Road
North Pole, 88888
2. Include a return address on the upper left corner of the envelope.
3. Affix a First-Class stamp on the upper right corner.
How to Send a Letter to Santa?
Writing a letter to Santa Claus is an excellent opportunity to create a family tradition. You can decide how to send your letter to Santa. Here are some options:
- You can send a letter to Santa via USPS Operation Santa. Each year, thousands of letters are sent to Santa via USPS. They redact personal information and publish these letters online. Sometimes, generous people actually “adopt” and fulfill the letters. These adopters ship the gifts with Holiday wishes. If you send the letter on time (by December 12) and include a return address and insert the letter from Santa addressed to your child then you are supposed to receive a response from Santa with the North Pole Postmark.
- Pretend to post it and then create a letter from Santa to give your child.
- Make up a fun story. My neighbor told her son that her uncle Jim is Santa’s personal friend, so they give all Santa letters to uncle Jim who passes them on. If you send it by mail, then don’t forget to add the appropriate postage to make it authentic.
Don’t forget to add a return address so that Santa knows where to send the gifts to!
When should you send the letter?
If you want to participate in Operation Santa (run by USPS), then you need to send your letter by December 12. If you are not actually sending the letter and are planning to create a letter from Santa then you can send it whenever you want.
You need to send it by December 10 if you want your child to receive a response to the letter. To see how to get a response from Santa, see the letter from Santa.
Where should you send the letter to?
Santa’s address appears as the North Pole on some of the templates, but the text is editable so you can change the address.
If you want to participate in USPS Operation Santa, then you must send letters to:
123 Elf Road
North Pole, 88888
What happens to letters that are actually sent to Santa?
Every year, thousands of kids send letters to Santa Claus that are addressed to the North Pole. The USPS has a program called Operation Santa. They redact personal information and publish these letters online. Sometimes, generous people actually “adopt” and fulfill the letters.
There is also an option to send a letter to Santa from your child together with a personalized letter from Santa. You put both envelopes in a larger envelope and affix a first-class mail stamp and your child will receive the letter in the post with an official North Pole postmark! See letter from Santa.
What should you include within the letter?
If you use one of our letter templates above, you can fill in the blanks instead of starting from scratch. If you choose a blank letter template, then tell Santa what happened to you during the past year, and describe your accomplishments and challenges.
To participate in USPS Operation Santa, you must include a return address on the upper left corner of the envelope and affix a First-Class stamp on the upper right corner.
How to edit the title?
You can edit or delete the title. For example, if you want to change it to “Santa Claus Letter,” then click on the title and edit the text in the text box that will appear below. You can also change the font, font size, and color of the text.
How to make a Santa list?
If you want to send your list to Santa, you can either use this template, or you can use our free printable Christmas list. Since you can add text to it, you can write “Dear Santa” above your list. You can use the Santa list template to allow children to write their wish list or the gifts that they want to receive. You can also use it to make a list of goals that they want to achieve over the next year to encourage them to make new year resolutions and work towards reaching their goals.
Do you have a letter from Santa template?
Yes, we do. See our free custom letter from Santa.
What format do the free Santa letters come in?
You can download each letter in PDF format or as a Jpeg or png file. You can also download a document (Word or Google Docs) or edit online.
Can you create a letter in Word format?
There is no need to download software to create the Santa Claus letter template. The app is accessible online, and it is straightforward to customize. However, if you still prefer to use Word, then click on the Word version.
- Open the design that you like best.
- Download the document.
- Open it in Word.
- You can now add text in Word.
How to edit a letter with Google Docs
- Select the letter template you want to use.
- Click on Google Docs under the selected template.
- You will be prompted to make a copy. Make a copy.
- Edit the letter and then print it.
More Santa printables you might enjoy
- If you have an Elf on the Shelf then see our free Elf on the Shelf letter templates.
- Create a letter from Santa to send a personalized response from Santa
- Naughty or nice list
- Secret Santa template