Santa is ready for this year’s wish list

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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 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 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 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!

xmas sailorFavourite 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.

XmasFavourite 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.

harperFavourite 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:

A unicorn

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!

riverFavourite 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:

A scooter

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!

JAxonFavourite 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.

starlingFavourite 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.

EmmaFavourite reindeer: Rudolph

Favourite thing to do: Travel with her family and cheerleading

What’s at the top of Emma’s Christmas wish list:

Anything L.O.L

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


  1. MuddledUpMolly 01/12/2019 at 11:00 pm

    I didn’t get around to doing this with my kids in time as I prefer to do the traditional written letters with them. I did however did this with my year 3/4 class and they loved it! Looking forward to getting their responses to school in the mail 🙂

  2. Loucyd3 01/12/2019 at 12:54 am

    My kids are still to write their letters to Santa, the digital postcard is such a fun way to write to Santa, and to have him send them a letter back s wonderful.

  3. Alezandra 01/12/2019 at 12:33 am

    I tried writing and designing a card to send to my son this year. I realised that my son isn’t in the reading age yet so I thought to hold off doing this. It will be a good tradition to start though.

  4. Micht 30/11/2019 at 11:01 pm

    Great reminder…i did it last year and it was a hit… will definitely do it this year too… will have to make a wish myself even… wonder what will turn up… my daughters are eagerly awaiting christmas…

  5. dawnblyth 26/11/2019 at 3:51 pm

    We are off to write a letter to Santa today! Thanks for the link NZ Post and for sending back a little something from Santa. My boys love it.

  6. SarahBlair 23/11/2019 at 6:21 pm

    My daughter has written a letter and I had forgotten to post it, thanks for the reminder, I hope that she gets something back, she will be over the moon!

  7. Jen_Wiig 19/11/2019 at 4:32 pm

    This is so cool, love how it’s keeping up with this day and age and bringing in technology but in a fun and interactive way.
    It’s the first year where my eldest boy has realised about Santa but he still doing a letter and writing a list so the younger 2 don’t catch on… Would like to keep the spirit and idea of Snata alive for as long as possible.
    How cute are those kids though too?! Omgosh. Love some of their ideas for Xmas especially a coue of the younger ones, I’m bit stuck as to what to get Mr newly 5 as he’s just had his bday and trying to stick to the whole need, want, read, wear, share thing…. Those cuties have given me some inspiration.. Yay

  8. Bevik1971 19/11/2019 at 9:26 am

    Great idea BUT my 6 year old wrote a letter and posted it to Santa last year, she got it done well before the cut off date and never received anything back!! She was gutted to say the least, so that puts me off doing it this year. I might try it digitally this year and see if she gets something 🙁

  9. Mands1980 14/11/2019 at 8:49 pm

    Thanks for this idea I had actually forgotten about it but will do this again this year they love getting a letter in the mail we have been doing this for a few years now.

  10. SendCoffee 11/11/2019 at 11:47 am

    Love this! What a cool idea – the kids will be so excited to get a real letter from Santa addressed to them! Putting this on the to-do list for this weekend…

  11. Shorrty4life1 11/11/2019 at 10:17 am

    This is super awesome. I’m definitely going to have to get my children to do the digital postcard before the first of December as they will love having a letter from Santa arrive in the mailbox. Cute how the children have so many cool wee Christmas wishes from Santa. Very exciting time of the year for children.

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