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How to get a free Santa letter for your child

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Get a personalised free Santa letter sent to your child this Christmas with a wonderful service by Hallmark and the Royal Mail.

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Christmas is just around the corner and if you have children, right about now is the time they start writing a letter to Santa. But did you know there are companies who’ll work with Santa to send a reply letter back to your child?

In this article I want to help you make this Christmas even more magical. We’ll cover free letters from Santa posted to your home. How to follow Santa on his journey around the world on Christmas Eve and who to speak to if you want Santa to send your child a special Christmas video message.

I’ve checked across the internet and found a number of services that will send completely free Santa letters and others that have an affordable cost to them.

Here’s to a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year for us all.

How to get a Free Personalised Santa Letter

Royal Mail Santa Letter

The most popular service to get your free Santa letter is through Royal Mail. At this time of year they have millions of letters being delivered there daily and they’ll only be too happy to get yours to the big man himself.

Deadline for Santa letters

Royal Mail has said that the deadline for them getting a message all the way Santa and giving him enough time to reply is 11.59pm on Friday 9 December. They also said that the sooner the better to ensure there is enough time to get a reply. 

In previous years, there was a bit of a furore over letters not being received by children and so Royal Mail stress that they cannot guarantee that Santa will be able to send a reply to every letter. He is very busy preparing toys and presents for all the boys and girls, but of course he will do his best.

Where to send your santa letter?

This year the lovely folk at Hallmark and Royal Mail, the UKs primary postal service are helping Santa with the sending and receiving of letters this year. 

To get your letter to him, you will need to send a 1st or 2nd class stamp along with your letter in the envelope. 

Make sure to also include your full name and address, so Santa knows what address to send his reply to.

To send your letter to Santa via Royal Mail, address your letter to:

Santa/Father Christmas, Santa’s Grotto, Reindeerland, XM4 5HQ.

Or in Welsh: Sion Corn, Ogof Sion Corn, Gwlad Y Ceirw, XM4 5HQ.

Will the strikes affect my child’s Santa letter?

CWU union members are taking national strike action on 9, 11, 14 and 15 December 2022.  This does mean there will be delays on all post deliveries, not just the free Santa letters. 

With this in mind, you might want to consider printing off Santas letter at home. Royal Mail have very kindly put a printable pdf on their website, that you are able to download and print using your home printer.

To download the free santa letter printable visit the link below. The version in Welsh is also available on the Royal Mail website

Free Santa letter in braille

Royal Mail also provides a free Santa. Letter in braille. Braille Santa letter replies can be arranged by customers emailing or by writing to the same address address listed above.

Do I need to put a stamp on my letter going to Santa?

It isn’t 100% clear if you need to put a stamp on the letter going to Santa or in the envelope for the return letter. To be sure we suggest both addressing the envelope and adding a stamp and including an additional stamp for the letter to be returned. We have asked Royal Mail to confirm this.

Wishing you all a very safe, happy and financially secure Christmas

From all of us on the Foundered site we wish you a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.

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