How your child can receive a free letter from Santa

child writing christmas letter

Keeping the magic of Christmas alive is just one of life's challenges – but the Royal Mail has found a way to make things just a little bit easier. The organisation is making sure that every child who writes a letter to Santa before Friday gets their very own reply

Your child might have told you (more than once) what they're hoping for this Christmas, but if they haven't sent their letter to Santa yet, they're almost out of time. Whether it's Lego or Hatchimals or something you've never heard of, they've only got until 8 December to get that all-important letter in the post.

Because, while little girls and boys around the world spend the rest of the month dreaming about what might be under the tree, the Royal Mail is well and truly doing the job of keeping the magic alive. (Thank you, Royal Mail.)

For children starting to ask 'How does Father Christmas know what to carry on his big red sleigh?' or 'How does he make his official list?', explaining the magic has never been so easy – and, crucially, free. Any child who writes to Santa will receive a letter back. All they need to do is pop it in a Royal Mail stamped envelope and send it to:

Father Christmas
Santa's Grotto

What are you waiting for? The deadline for sending off letters is Friday 8 December, so make sure your DC grab a pen and paper and get writing. (We're guessing they've got a wish list in mind already.) Once that letter is in the post, don't forget to show your child the journey that their letter will take on the Royal Mail website. So that's your bedtime story sorted, too.