Now that your little ones have stickered, licked, and stamped their letters to Santa, they wait in eager anticipation, dreaming of how fun and magical it would be to get a letter from Santa Claus himself! Here’s how you can bring that magic to life.
Start off with one of our newly-designed, festive Santa Letters that you can print from the comfort of your home. Then try some of these helpful tips to do that jolly old elf proud:
Begin by thanking the child for their letter and add a comment or two about their writing skills or drawings.
Follow-up with their inquiries about Mrs. Claus and all the elves.
Say fun things like how busy Mrs. Claus has been trying a new cookie recipe this year which you find quite delicious, and how the elves just brought all the reindeer back from flying practice and they’re taking them to the barn to feed them lunch.
Acknowledge what the child said in their letter about being naughty or nice.
Tell them how wonderful you think it is that they helped Mommy dry the dishes or feed the cat, etc. If they had admitted they did something bad, add a positive thought like you see them working very hard not to do that again and what a sign of good character that is. You could then mention a recent accomplishment the child had, like getting a good grade in school, or learning to tie their shoe or play a new instrument.
If the child thanked Santa for any toys he brought them last year, be sure to mention that you’re happy they enjoyed them and you think they’ll be very glad with the surprises you plan to bring them Christmas Eve.
Before closing your letter, add that you’re looking forward to stopping at their house on Christmas Eve, and that you always enjoy the milk and cookies that are left out.
To close your letter, you can say that you need to get back to checking your list and preparing the sleigh for your big ride. Tell them to be good and that you’re watching over them and sign your letter, “Love, Santa.”
For some added fun, use an old-style font that you think Santa himself might use. This gives your letter a more authentic touch. When your letter finally arrives, enjoy the squeals of delight, and revel in the magic that lives on in the hearts of children everywhere.