Letters to Santa….

Although Christmas is really the celebration of the birth of the Christ child, I love the magical tale of Santa Claus!  I was a junior high student when all the hoopla went around that if you scramble the letters in “Santa” it spells “satan”, so I know there are plenty of people out there that are against the whole Santa thing.  I don’t want to offend anyone, so if you choose to eliminate Santa from your Christmas festivities, that is totally your decision and you can just tune in tomorrow for your next Christmas activity!

Today, we are going to help our kids write letters to Santa!  I remember as a kid that I couldn’t wait to send a letter to Santa, or at least go sit on the big guy’s lap to let him know which new Barbie product I absolutely HAD to have that year!  One year it was the Barbie airplane so that Barbie could fly away to beach islands or spend the day in France.  One year I got the big Barbie tent so Barbie, Ken and all their friends could go on a wilderness camping adventure.  I remember waiting for the new Sears catalog to come in the mail so I could peruse it and decide what exactly I was going to ask Santa for!  There was just something magical about believing in Santa.

In this day and age of online search engines and the internet, there are ton of places you can email a letter, and in some cases, get a letter or email from Santa.   Listed below are several different online sites where your child can email Santa:

http://www.northpole.com/mailroom/
https://www.sealedbysanta.com/
http://www.claus.com/index.php
http://www.santa-at-home.com/writesanta.

These are just a few places you can go to online and most will send an email back to your child.  You can also send a letter the old fashioned way.  Here are several different addresses you can send Santa letters to:

  • Santa Claus, Arctic Circle, 96930 Rovaniemi, Finland.
  • Santa Claus, North Pole, H0H 0H0, Canada

Be sure to add sufficient postage when mailing the letters since these places are all in different countries.  I believe there are also some stores that have special mailboxes where children can “mail” their letters (Macy’s being one of them!)

Make this a fun tradition!  Buy Christmas stationary, buy a special Christmas pen that writes in red or green ink and get special envelopes to place the letters in for mailing.  Make a big deal about going out and mailing it.  This is a magical season for children, so help them make it special!

 

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