This printable Santa letter template is a great way for your younger kids to send their wish lists to Santa this year! And the free printable Santa letters come with matching printable envelopes and “stamps” too!
Writing letters to Santa is a decades old Christmas tradition. And even kids today, with access to modern technologies, will trade in their iPads and cell phones for a good old-fashioned pen and paper Santa Claus letter.
But what about your toddlers and preschoolers that may be too young to write a full letter on their own and still get it to the North Pole on time?
That’s where printable Santa letter templates can help!
Just print out a free printable Santa letter template, have your kids fill in the blanks, and mail it to Mr. Claus himself… Just be sure to use Santa’s official mailing address down below and a real stamp!
How to Use the Printable Santa Letter Templates
These Dear Santa letters are super easy to use, because the last thing you need around the holidays is a difficult project to complete, am I right?
Step 1: Print the Santa Letters and envelope templates.
You can get instructions for how to download the letters at the end of this post. Then, print the ones that you want to use, or print them all!
I recommend printing on a heavier weight printer paper (like 28 or 32 lb.), especially if you save your kids’ Santa letters as keepsakes. The thicker paper is sturdier and I prefer it to regular copy paper for printing colored PDFs.
Step 2: Have your kids fill in the Dear Santa Letter Template of their choosing.
I’ve got 3 different templates for your kids to use, all with slightly different designs and wording. Depending on which template you choose, your kids will generally need to fill in:
- if they have been “naughty” or “nice”
- a few things on their Christmas wish list
- the treats that they are leaving for Santa and the reindeer
- their signature
If you choose to use the black and white Santa letter template, your kids can also color in the Christmas designs for a fun craft like my daughter did:
And there’s also room to include additional notes to Santa Claus, like “fly safe” or other well wishes for Christmas Eve night.
Step 3: Assemble the printable envelope templates or use regular envelopes.
The matching printable Christmas envelopes are super easy to put together. Simply cut on the solid black lines and fold on the dotted lines to form an envelope shape. Then, glue along the bottom flap to secure the envelope. I just used an Elmer’s glue stick, but pretty much any glue should work.
If you’re going to really mail your kids’ letters to the North Pole (or to the Alaska address down below), then you may want to use a real envelope instead. But your kids can still decorate them with Christmas stickers or handmade festive drawings to add some fun to this Christmas tradition!
Step 4: Address and stamp your Santa Letters and mail them before December 7th!
Next, it’s time to address your letters to Santa. I’ve got Santa’s official mailing address for you down below (straight from the USPS website!).
If you’re going to really mail your letters, of course you’ll need to put a real stamp on them. But if you’re going to just pretend “mail” the letters (like while your unsuspecting kids are at school), then you can just use the printable fake stamps.
Just cut out the stamps of your choosing and glue them to the envelope… then you’re done!
Where to Mail Your Letter to Santa
Did you know that there is an actual, official mailing address for Santa Claus? Yup, me neither… until I started doing some digging! But thanks to the USPS, your kids can mail their Santa letters to the big man himself by way of his Alaska address.
And, they can get a return letter postmarked from the North Pole! Yes, with a real postmark that actually says “North Pole”!
The Greetings from the North Pole Post Office program is one of the coolest things I’ve ever heard of, and it definitely deserves a spot on your list of family Christmas traditions! Not only does the program help your kids learn about letter writing and penmanship, it’s also FREE (minus the cost of a few stamps)!
Here are the instructions if you want to take advantage of this fun Christmas activity:
- Put your child’s Santa letter in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole.
- Put on your “Santa hat” and write a response to your child’s letter… so you’re actually pretending to be Santa Claus, and the return letter that you write will be mailed back to your house with a North Pole postmark like it came from the “real” Santa. And be sure to sign the letter “From Santa”.
- Put both letters (your child’s Dear Santa letter and the return letter from Santa that you wrote) into an envelope, and address that envelope to your child. Of course, you’ll need to put your home address on the outside also.
- Add the return address “Santa Claus, North Pole” to the outside of that envelope.
- Place a First Class Mail stamp on that envelope.
- Place the complete envelope into a larger envelope, with appropriate postage, and address it to:
NORTH POLE POSTMARK
4141 POSTMARK DR
ANCHORAGE AK 99530-9998
*Note – The USPS recommends that you mail your letters to Santa before December 7th. This should allow enough time for your letter to reach Anchorage, Alaska and make its way back to your home before Christmas.
Free Printable Santa Letter Templates
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Other Christmas Printables for Kids
If you loved these Dear Santa letters, then be sure to check out some of my other Christmas printables and activities for kids:
- 3D Paper Christmas Ornaments – Fun Crafts for Kids
- Santa’s Footprints – A Fun Christmas Morning Surprise for Kids
- Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt with Free Printable List
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