Surprise your child with a letter from Santa

Surprise your child with a letter from Santa

A quick letter can make the holiday even more fun

It's not at all unusual for children to write letters to Santa. In fact, most kids who believe in St. Nick look forward to sending out their wish list every year. But, once their letter is sent, all they can do is wait until Christmas morning to see if their holiday dream will come true.

Imagine your youngster's surprise if Santa actually answered her letter before the big day. Not only would it calm any fears that she had about him not receiving her message to him, but she'd feel extra special about receiving a personal message back. She'd be over the moon.

Sending a letter from Santa isn't hard if you have a very young child. It's unlikely that she'll pick up on any similarities between your writing and Santa's. However, if your child is older and can read, it may be a little trickier to pull off. Here are some suggestions to make your letter from Santa special and believable.

Use Christmas paper: Pick up some fun holiday paper or parchment paper at the local office supply store.

Respond to specific requests: Mention a couple items on her list as well as any nice messages in her letter to let her know this note is personal.

Have the letter postmarked from the North Pole: After writing the letter, put it in an appropriately addressed and stamped envelope. Then put it into a larger envelope addressed to:

North Pole Christmas Cancelation

Postmaster
4141 Postmark Drive
Anchorage, AK 99530-99998

The letter will come back canceled from the North Pole, adding some special holiday flair and authenticity.

Your daughter will love knowing that her Christmas list made it to the man himself and he took the time out to respond. It's those little touches that make the most lasting holiday memories.