What better way to start the build up to Christmas than writing to Santa. Here are three ideas.
1. Make Santa a picture
For really young ones, all you need is a piece of card, a large envelope and some bright toy catalogues as well as glue and glitter of course and children can tear their favourite pictures from the catalogue (or kids’ magazines). Everyone can join in with writing to Santa or it may be just two of you at the kitchen table. Either way the letter will be a visual feast for Santa! You may end up doing the writing but that’s fine as the fun bit is choosing and tearing out the pictures.
2. Write a Binky Bear Letter to Father Christmas
There are loads of freebies on line but the best one (of course) is the Binky Bear Letter to Father Christmas. If your kids prefer colouring in, try this download which we gave out last year to all our Muddy Paws Club members. All the children have to do is fill in the blank list at the top of the page and then colour in Binky and the rest of the picture. You can download your Binky Bear Letter to Father Christmas here:
3. Write a letter via The Royal Mail and Santa writes back!
The third way is to write a good old letter and you can send this letter to Santa via the Royal Mail and get a letter back. In fact you can send any of these pictures and letters to Father Christmas via the Royal Mail and providing you send it to Santa’s correct address you are very likely to get a reply.
The Royal Mail ask that you send your letters by first or second class post to arrive by their deadline on Friday December 9th. They don’t guarantee a reply but it is likely and it will be personally addressed. Send your letters to: Santa/Father Christmas, Santa’s Grotto, Reindeerland, XM4 5HQ
For blind or partially sighted children
And the magic does not end there, blind or partially sighted children can write to Santa too and get a reply in braille, audio or large print. The deadline for this is December 1st and send letters to:
RNIB, Midgate House, Midgate, Peterborough, PE1 1TN. The closing date for letters is Thursday 1 December 2016. You can find out more here.
Receive a letter from Santa
The NSPCC can arrange for Santa to send out personalised letters if you make a donation of just £5 (suggested). So you don’t actually write to Santa but if you set this up for your kids they can each get a lovely personalised letter from Santa himself and the NSPCC benfits from your money.
All you have to do is choose a template to suit the age of your child, add in a few details about what your child likes to do, (there is a drop down menu to help you: dancing, playing football etc) what their achievement has been this year (behaving for your teachers, tidying your room, etc) and you can name a close friend or relative they are close to and those clever people at the NSPCC will write a lovely personalised letter to your child from Santa himself or if you prefer from Father Christmas or Siôn Corn if you want the letter written in Welsh.
The deadline is December 16 and https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/make-a-donation/letter-from-santa” target=”_blank”>here is the link you need. th.
So time to get out the glitter and glue? And if Binky Bear appears on a little person’s Christmas List then all you need to do is click here and find out all about the World of Binky Bear.