How to Get a (Free) Letter from Santa

How to get a free letter from santa


Here is a really cute little something you can do for the kiddos this year.

I wanted to mention this now so you can get your letters in on time.  I don’t know about you but the toy catalogs have started coming in and I can entertain my kids with making collages of toys for hours :).

So you can mail off a letter from your child addressed to Santa.  You will get back a letter that is addressed to your child from the North Pole.

Fun right?

Here are the steps to take for your letter- note you need to send these off by December 15th at the latest.

1. Have your child write to Santa.

2. Now you will write a letter back to them yourself as Santa.

3. Put your letter inside an envelope that is addressed to your child.

4. Stamp it and tuck it into the original envelope  with your child’s letter.

You will want to send your letter to:

North Pole Christmas Cancellation
5400 Mail Trail
Fairbanks, AK 99709-9998

5. The North Pole will open the envelope with the letter from your child.  Inside is the letter that you wrote from Santa.  They will toss your child’s note and the outside envelope and they will put your letter from Santa back in the mail to you.

6. You will get that letter in the mail and it will have a North Pole cancellation stamp on it.

Make sense?

And you might consider typing your letter from Santa or using your left hand or something to write it out. I know my kids would recognize my handwriting in a heartbeat.

Also you want to make sure you don’t have a crazy bulky letter.  I wouldn’t tuck those lovely toy collages and a bunch of other things in because the post office is processing a zillion of these each year.  You want to make it easy on them.

And to fancy things up a bit, I have a few free printable letters to Santa for you below:

And you can see lots more fun ideas for Christmas or crafty things for the kiddos on my Pinterest board.


  1. heather says

    Im from Alaska and had the joy of being able to take my kids to North Pole Alaska its a GREAT place and I highly reccommend looking at pictures online santas house is amazing :) my kids even got to pet reindeer!

  2. jennifer teddy says

    yes I need a letter from santa for my doughter susanna moriarity and my son kevin moriarity if u can help me out that would be grat my son is 8 and my doughter is 7 my sons bday is all so going to have a bday January 30th my doughter love babys dolls and babrbies and rideing her bike and my son is in to nifes bikes and boy scouts thank u so much

  3. Charlene says

    Jennifer- just follow the directions in the post and you should get your letters :).

  4. Tracy says

    You can also address your kids letter to
    the North Pole
    Canada hoh oho.
    The canadian postal service will mail your child a letter from Santa. No need to include another letter, kids can put theirs in an envelop and mail it themselves and get a letter back. Another option.

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