Printable letters to Santa

Writing a letter to Santa is a fun tradition that most of us adopted as children ourselves. There is something about sending off a wishlist of goodies to St. Nick during the festive season that gets the little ones even more excited for Christmas.

If your child is having a little trouble getting their letter together, check out some of our free printable letters that Santa and his elves will love to read.

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The NZ Post address for letters, no stamp required, is:

Santa Claus
c/- Santa’s Workshop
North Pole 0001

Please ensure your full name, address, and postcode are on the back of your envelope.

Letters need to be sent by 1 December to receive a response in the mail from Santa.


  1. redbeardbeer 23/11/2021 at 11:10 am

    These look great. Does anyone have any examples of what the replies look like? Are they customised at all? i.e. include the childs name etc or just generic?

    • Julie - Kidspot 23/11/2021 at 12:10 pm

      According to the NZ Post website, replies from letters that Santa receives by mail are not personalised due to how super busy Santa’s Helpers are at this time of year. However, you can use the “Write to Santa” online option – find out more here:

        Write to Santa

  2. Shelz69 02/12/2018 at 8:28 am

    I love the last letter and the fact they get a response. I always want to write to mine from Santa but know they will recognize my writing lol

  3. Alezandra 01/12/2018 at 5:28 pm

    Cool templates! Such a neat idea. My 3 year old can’t really write yet but we would have fun with these. I can ask him to colour them and I can write down the things he want to say to Santa. He’s been looking forward for Christmas. We had our Christmas Tree up early November. That’s how excited we are. 😛

  4. kymmage 30/11/2018 at 8:30 pm

    Ohh what super cute letters. My kids don’t really do letters to Santa. But I think these templates would make it a bit easier. It’s an art constructing a letter! I wonder if my kids have a favourite reindeer? It’s got to be rudolf surely.

  5. MuddledUpMolly 26/11/2018 at 3:43 pm

    I think it’s fantastic that NZ Post does this! Unfortunately Master 8 has this year discovered that Santa is not real so we will have to wait until our daughters are old enough to try this one.

  6. dawnblyth 23/11/2018 at 10:39 am

    Fantastic! We might try writing to Santa this year. In the past we have done online video messages from Santa – they are pretty cool, through the Portable North Pole website. My youngest son is Santa mad and would be over the moon to receive a letter from him

  7. Jen_Wiig 22/11/2018 at 8:53 pm

    These are so cool! All 3 of my boys still believe in Santa I dont think itll be too much longer for my older 2 though sadly so deff keen to get them to write a letter before they grow out of it. Love how you get a reply too makes all the more exciting and fun for the kiddos.

  8. SarahBlair 20/11/2018 at 11:19 pm

    OMG, how cute are these!?!?! My kids will love them! Thank you Kidspot for such a great idea and resource!

  9. Shorrty4life1 20/11/2018 at 9:56 pm

    Oh my goodness I must do this. I have been meaning to with my two children. I might do this as something fun to do over the weekend. Thanks kidspot

  10. Mands1980 10/11/2018 at 2:00 pm

    I must do this the kids just love writing a letter to Santa and getting the letter in the mail box is even better it really brings Christmas alive for children.

  11. Bevik1971 07/11/2018 at 10:52 am

    OMG I am printing these out as I type!! Brilliant I was just talking to my almost 6 year old about writing to Santa this year 🙂 We are definitely going to fill one of these out and post it, she will be sooooo excited when she gets a letter back!! Love it

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