Published on December 5th, 2017 | by Michelle Roper-Shaw0
Letter to Santa
Here’s a special announcement for children up and down the country. You must post your letter to Santa by Friday 8th December 2017.
Lapland is getting ready for the big day and Santa doesn’t want any little ones missing out. So, to make sure you don’t end up getting dad’s socks for Christmas, now is the time to write your letter to Santa.
If you get your letter to Santa by Friday 8th December, and you include a stamped addressed envelope, Santa will write back! How exciting is that?
So, as the deadline is quickly approaching and time is of the essence, get your Christmas stamps ready and write out your Christmas list.
Here is the all-important address:
It will come as no surprise but December is a very, very busy time for Santa and his elves. Not only does he have to check his list once and then again twice, he also makes sure the elves keep the reindeer fed on carrots so they will be ready to go on Christmas Eve.
Writing a Letter to Santa
When you sit down to write your letter to Santa, here are a few tips to make sure Santa has all the information he needs.
Choose a bright pen or pencil to write with. As it is Christmas, these Sharpie Metallic Fine Markers are a fun choice. Why not combine them with some brightly coloured paper like this Dark Red Xerox Symphony A4 Paper so your letter stands out from the crowd?
Start your letter by writing your address in the top left hand corner. Ask your mum or dad if you’re not quite sure of your exact address and always remember to include your postcode.
Start your letter with “Dear Santa” or “Dear Father Christmas”. Manners are very important.
Tell Santa your name and age. As we’ve mentioned before, Santa is a very busy man and he has a lot of children’s details to remember so, it is always best to jog his memory.
Explain what you have been doing this year. Have you been naughty? Have you been nice? What good deeds have you done for your family, friends or at school?
Write down all the presents you would like from your Christmas list. Again, be polite and say please. Also, remember to add some present requests on your list for members of your family. Mums and dads are too busy making sure the Brussel sprouts are cooked at this time of year and so they tend to forget to let Santa what they want at Christmas.
Finish you letter by thanking Santa for all his hard work. Also, ask him to pass on your best wishes to his elves and reindeer.
Santa and his Sleigh Fun Fact
On Christmas Eve, Santa’s sleigh travels at an average speed of 5,083,000 mph. He visits over 200 million children over an area of 200 million square miles.
Looking for Some Unique Christmas Gifts
The Post Office Shop has a unique range of Christmas gifts for all the family.
Last Posting Dates to Christmas
For all your other Christmas mail, you can find all the important last posting dates in our guide here. The final day for 2nd class mail is Tuesday 19th December and for 1st class mail, Wednesday 20th December.