Read about Santa and learn how to write a letter to him.

Read the text about Santa Claus, who is already on his way to deliver gifts, and fill in the gaps with the words:

sleep, thank, man, letter, presents, stockings, reindeer, 24th of December, chimney, Christmas tree, girls, Santa Claus

Do you know who is (1)__________________? He is kind and merry (2) _____________ who comes at Christmas and brings (3)_________________ to all boys and (4)____________. Usually he comes on the (5)____________________ in his magic sleigh pulled by the (6) _______________, climbs through the (7)_________________ and puts presents under the (8) ____________________ or in the Christmas (9)___________________. He does this at night when all children (10) ________________. To get the right present you should write a (11) ___________________ to Santa Claus in advance and send it to the North Pole. In this letter you should ask him to bring you the present that you like and to make your wishes come true. Don’t forget to (12)________________ him!

How to write a letter to Santa

Writing a letter to Santa is a super fun Christmas tradition. A well written letter shows Santa you are polite, plus it makes it easier for him to get you the presents you want. After all, with millions of kids asking for presents, you could say he is a pretty busy guy. Start by thinking about what you want to ask for in advance. Then write a polite letter, decorate it, and give it to your parents to send off to the North Pole!

Step 1.Write a list of the things you want a few days before.

Start out by writing down everything you think you want on a piece of paper a couple days before you write your letter to Santa. Come back to your list every so often and reconsider what you wrote. Cross off items that you aren’t crazy about, keeping only the ones you really love. Santa gets tons of letters from kids across the globe, so sometimes he isn’t able to get a kid everything on their list. That’s why it’s important that you only include your top items.

Step 2. Put on some Christmas tunes.

You should be full to the brim with Christmas spirit when you write your letter to Santa, and there’s nothing like a little Christmas music to get the job done! You can play Christmas music on the radio, your phone, or even a computer. Ask your parents if you need help.

Step 3. Pick your paper.

You can keep it simple with a plain white piece of paper, or you can go for something a little bolder! Colorful construction paper works well. Whatever paper you pick, make sure to grab a couple pieces in case of mess-ups.

  • Ask your parents if they have any fun paper you can use.
  • You can also use a premade card, if you want. Talk to your parents to see what they have

Step 4. Choose something to write with.

You can use a pen or a pencil, but feel free to use crayons, colored pencils, and markers, too. You can even combine different writing tools, like markers and colored pencils, to make a super colorful letter.

  • Make sure that you can write clearly and neatly with whatever writing utensil you pick. Santa needs to be able to read your letter so he can bring you want you want!

Step 5. Write your address.

Start by writing your full address in the top right-hand corner of the page. Do this carefully so Santa will know where to find you and so he can write a letter back. On the second line, write the date.

  • Ask your parents for help if you’re not sure how to write your address.

Step 6. Begin your letter with “Dear Santa”.

This type of greeting is called a salutation. You should always start your letters with a salutation, so writing to Santa is really good practice.

Step 7. Tell Santa who you are.

Santa knows you of course–he’s been watching you all year! However, he gets lots and lots of letters, so he needs to know which one is yours. Include your name and add your age if you want.

  • Write, “My name is _____. I’m __ years old.”

Step 8. Ask Santa how he’s doing.

It’s always polite to ask the person you’re writing to how they are, and Santa is no exception. You could ask him how the weather’s been up in the North Pole, how Mrs. Claus is doing, or if the reindeer enjoyed the food you left out for them last year.

  • Showing your manners will boost your chances of being on the Nice List!

Step 9. Tell Santa the good things you’ve done this year.

Santa is a busy guy, so he may need a little reminder about how good you’ve been. Tell him about your accomplishments at school, the nice things you’ve done for your family and friends, and how well you’ve listened to your parents. Remember to be honest! Santa’s had his eye on you, so he’ll know if you’re not being truthful.

  • You might write, “I helped my little sister tie her shoes last week” or “I cleaned my room right away when my parents asked.”

Step 10. Ask Santa nicely for the things on your list.

Take a look at the list you wrote a few days ago, which should have a few presents that you really, really love. Then, politely ask Santa for these goodies in your letter. Remember to say please!

  • Write something like, “I would please like a new soccer ball, a scooter, and a cool pair of sneakers.”

Step 11. Include a request for someone else, if you want.

Yes, it’s a lot of fun to get presents from Santa on Christmas, but don’t forget that Christmas is all about love and compassion. Think about the people in your life. Is there any kind wish or present that you want to include for them?

  • Maybe your mom is crazy about chocolate bars. You could ask Santa for a few chocolate bars for her. Say something like, “I would also like two chocolate bars for Mommy, because they’re her favorite!”
  • Your request doesn’t have to be a present – it can also just be a nice wish for a person you love. You could wish for a happy Christmas for everyone in your family, or that your brother’s broken arm heals up soon.

Step 12. Finish up by thanking Santa.

It’s a lot of work delivering millions of presents to kids all over the world in a single night, so thank Santa for his kindness.

  • You could say, “Thank you for being so kind and generous. I appreciate it!”
  • You could also write something like, “It’s amazing how you deliver presents every year to kids like me all over the world. Thank you so much.”

Step 13. Sign your letter.

Use a closing statement like “sincerely,” “love” or “best wishes.” Then, sign your name underneath.

  • For example, you might sign your letter, “Love, Abby.”

Step 14. Draw pictures on your letter.

Now that you’ve finished writing your letter, you can decorate it however you’d like! You might want to draw some Christmas trees, a reindeer, or a snowman. You can even draw a portrait of Santa himself! Santa is sure to get a kick out of that.

  • Use crayons, markers, colored pencils, and pens to draw all sorts of Christmas pictures.
  • If you make a few mistakes, don’t worry. Santa loves little imperfections. However, if you really want to start over, you can.

Step 15. Add a border.

If you want, you can draw a border around the edges of your letter. Your border can be anything you want! You can do simple line border or draw a patterned border made of stars or Christmas trees.

Step 16. Address the envelope.

Ask your parents for an envelope, and slide your letter inside. On the front of the envelope, write “Santa Claus, North Pole” in big, clear letters. That way, the postman will know where to send the letter. Seal the envelope when you’re done.

  • Feel free to decorate the envelope, too!

Step 17. Give the letter to your parents to send.

They’ll know how to get it to Santa. Soon, your letter will be on its way to the North Pole! Santa will be impressed by all the work you put into writing it.

  • It might be cool to ask your parents to show you the North Pole on a map so you can see where your letter is going. It looks cold there, doesn’t it?