Letter to Santa
Christmas is coming! It's time for little boys and girls to send their letters to Santa. Use our fill-in-the-blank template to help them write wish lists.
Photography: Yeji Kim
Source: Martha Stewart
What to write in your child's letter to Santa? This blank letter includes wide lines for a child's handwriting. Ask them to include if they've been nice or naughty (the former, of course), what their good behavior has been (such as helping around the house or receiving good grades in a particular subject at school), and what gift they would like to see under the tree this year. Sign off at the bottom of the sheet with the child's name and age.
This holiday tradition makes a wonderful bonding experience for the whole family. Mail them to Santa with a self-addressed envelope, and the magical replies they receive can be saved as a keepsake for years to come.
Cardstock (Recollections Cardstock Paper, in Cream, 8 1/2" by 11", $10 for 50 sheets, amazon.com)
Letter envelopes (AmazonBasics #10 Security Tinted Business Envelopes, $14 for 500, amazon.com)
First-class mail stamp (USPS Winter Berries Stamps, $11 for 20, store.usps.com)
Download and print the letter template. (Note: If there are multiple children, make enough copies to account for each child.)
Ask the child to fill in the blanks, signing with his or her name on the last line in the bottom right corner.
Seal the letter in an envelope, including another pre-addressed envelope to your child that bears the return address with "Santa, North Pole" on the upper left corner of the envelope. (Note: This second envelope should have a first-class mail stamp affixed so it can be sent back to your home.)