It’s almost time to hang the stockings, decorate the tree and tune up your carolling voice as the most magical time of year approaches.
Every year Kiwi kids (big and small) write to Santa and then excitedly wait and hope that he and his mischievous reindeer will deliver at least some of the goodies on their wish list. This year NZ Post and Santa are adding an extra sprinkle of magic to the festive season.
Write to Santa
Children who create their own digital postcard at nzpost.co.nz/writetosanta by the 1st of December 2019 can receive a special reply in the mail from the magical man himself. Creating the postcard is easy – children can drag and drop their favourite items from fairy lights, milk and cookies, to presents and lots more to make their Christmas postcard to Santa special.
Don’t worry if you miss the first deadline of 1 December as postcards sent to Santa via nzpost.co.nz/writetosanta between 2 – 23 December will receive a special, personalised email response.
New Zealand’s most trusted postie Alex will make the looooooong journey to the North Pole to ensure your child’s wish list makes it all the way to Santa and his elves.
By the way, if you have a wish of your own for Santa, keep an eye out for something else from NZ Post which is just for the Grown Ups! (No peeking now! All will be revealed soon).
To help give you gift-giving inspiration, we gathered up some Kiwi kids and asked them what they’ll be putting in their letters to Santa this year. Check them out below and head to nzpost.co.nz/writetosanta to write your own letter to Santa.
Meet Sailor, age 2
Sailor loves being in the pool with his big brother till his fingers and toes wrinkle too. He’s a natural musician, will stop for any music, grab his ukulele & start jamming! He’s a big fan of epic dinosaur & dragon battles, monster truck derby and car races, the bigger, louder, more epic the better. He’s also a big fan of being his big brothers side kick, trying his hand with digital games, on the field chasing balls, and being a ninja or superhero too with some pretty slick ninja moves and staunch looking hero face!
Favourite reindeer: Dancer
Favourite thing to do: Swimming and music
What’s at the top of Sailor’s Christmas wish list:
Anything with dinosaurs, dragons or cars
Meet Aria, age 3
Aria is a real girly-girl and her favourite colour is pink. She is sassy and independent, always keen to do things for herself without help – including dressing herself in the morning with some very colourful results. She’s happiest when she’s pushing her baby doll in her pram and pretending to run the household.
Favourite reindeer: Vixen
Favourite thing to do: being a mummy with her pram and babies and building big block towers to knock over
What’s at the top of Aria’s Christmas wish list:
A little teddy
Meet Harper, age 3
A daredevil who loves jumping off anything she can climb on to, Harper loves exploring, playing games with her big brother and being a little boss lady. She enjoys drawing pictures for mum and dad and can be found dancing around to the Trolls soundtrack after a day of creative fun.
Favourite reindeer: Comet
Favourite thing to do: playing with her dolls and running around with her brother
What’s at the top of Harper’s Christmas wish list:
Meet River, age 5
River loves being in the pool till his fingers wrinkle. He’s a do-er & loves to be doing things allll the time. Whether it’s playing games, playing with toy cars, trucks & dinos, toys, toys & toys, digital games, throwing balls, hitting balls, kicking balls and being a ninja or superhero with some super sharp ninja moves & swift running!
Favourite reindeer: Rudolph
Favourite thing to do: Play with games/toys and play sport
What’s at the top of River’s Christmas wish list:
Vtech Switch & Go Dash T-Rex
Meet Toby, age 5
An active kid, Toby loves playing outdoors, zooming around on his bike and making a splash in the pool. He loves spending his weekends helping his dad fix up race cars and speeding around the house on an imaginative race track. Enjoying his first few months at school, Toby loves stumping his mum and dad with questions and being creative in art class.
Favourite reindeer: Dasher
Favourite thing to do: Riding his bike and watching his dad race cars
What’s at the top of Toby’s Christmas wish list:
Meet Jaxon, age 6
Jaxon’s favourite thing in the whole world is LEGO, and most of time he can be found at his LEGO station creating new worlds with some interesting dialogues. When he takes a break from that, he loves to be outside – fishing, swimming, building forts or riding his bike with his best friend next door. If there’s ever an opportunity to dress up he’s also really committed to getting into character!
Favourite reindeer: Rudolph
Favourite thing to do: playing Mousetrap with his family and building LEGO
What’s at the top of Jaxon’s Christmas wish list:
A spy watch
Meet Starling, age 6
Starling’s may take to the sky but this Starling is a fish in water, in the pool every chance she gets, dipping & diving… and little back stoke too! Always a keen hand in the kitchen when it comes to baking (not cleaning, just baking) Starling loves to do her own youtube baking videos so long as she’s “nailed it”, we wish we could show the failed it videos! Starling loves to paint too, colour in pages, play shops, digital games and board games too… a Pictionary master, and family game night instigator.
Favourite reindeer: Cupid
Favourite thing to do: Swimming, painting and baking
What’s at the top of Starling’s Christmas wish list:
A scooter please!
Meet Emma, age 11
Emma is a 11-year old intrepid traveler who loves having adventures with her family and making up fun games to play with her friends. Her favourite toys are LOL’s and she loves giving forever homes to the FurReal Friends range. She enjoys using her imagination to play with miniature toys and has a big heart for animals of the real and toy variety.
Favourite reindeer: Rudolph
Favourite thing to do: Travel with her family and cheerleading
What’s at the top of Emma’s Christmas wish list:
Alex the trusty Postie is on standby and Santa is looking forward to a snow-covered letterbox stuffed with mail so it’s time to get writing! Add some magic to Christmas this year and join in the fun at nzpost.co.nz/writetosanta