There’s magic in the air, which may have something to do with the thousands upon thousands of sugar-plum wishes riding on the north wind to find their way into the loving hands of Santa Claus.
No doubt your children and grandchildren are busy telling you all about the latest toy they just “have” to have, and so there’s no better time than now to sit them down and have them write their letters to Santa.
To begin, choose one of our newly-designed, FREE Letters to Santa that you can print from the comfort of your own home. Then follow these helpful tips for a letter that is sure make that jolly old elf’s eyes twinkle.
- Be North Pole Polite. Begin with “Dear Santa” and ask how he, Mrs. Claus, and all the elves are doing. Then have your child tell Santa their name and how old they are.
- Naughty or Nice? Before diving headfirst into that long list of toys, have them tell Santa the ways in which they were good this year and what they did to help their parents, siblings, neighbors, friends, teachers, or pets.
- Practice gratitude. Next, have them thank Santa for what he brought them last year so Santa feels appreciated and knows he made them happy.
- Think about why. Here comes the march of the toys! But instead of having them simply list one toy after the other, have them put some thought into what they really want by telling Santa why they would like it.
- Reindeer games. For a fun, thoughtful ending, have them tell Santa to pat the reindeer for them and to shine Rudolph’s nose so Santa can see clearly and has a safe trip.
- From.. At the end, they can write “Love” or “Your Friend” or “Sincerely” and sign their name.
Now they’ve written a thoughtful and kind letter to Santa that’s sure to put them at the top of the “nice” list!