Santa with a large bag of toys, raising one hand in a greeting gesture. Beside him, a letter with Braille dots reads "Dear Santa."

As the holiday season approaches, children around the world eagerly take up their pens and paper to compose heartfelt letters to Santa Claus. While some may view this tradition as a charming and whimsical part of childhood, the act of writing to Santa holds profound importance for kids, fostering creativity, gratitude, and the joy of giving.

Brailling Letters to Santa

FBC is once again partnering with Santa’s workshop to help Santa make his letters to kids around the world accessible. Since the holiday season is such a busy time for Santa and his elves, FBC will be helping transcribe all Santa’s letters into braille.

If parents want Santa to send their child a braille letter, Click here and fill out the form!

Overhead view of Santa's hand tactually deciphering a Braille message on a scroll.

How Writing Letters to Santa Can Benefit Kids

 

When your little ones sit down with paper and crayons to compose their letters to Santa, it’s more than just a cute custom. It’s a chance for them to pour their hearts onto the page, expressing their dreams and desires in a way that sparks imagination and hones communication skills. The process is a festive blend of literacy development and the pure joy of sharing what matters most.

The real magic happens when those letters find their way to the North Pole. The idea that Santa himself reads each one and sends back a special response adds a sprinkle of enchantment to the holiday experience. It’s more than just a reply—it’s a connection between Santa and the very real emotions of your child, a moment that makes them feel truly seen and cherished.

But the magic doesn’t stop there. The tradition of writing to Santa is a golden opportunity for family bonding. Sitting down together to talk about the contents of those letters opens up conversations that go beyond gift requests. It’s a chance to understand your child’s dreams, aspirations, and what the holiday season means to them.

So, as you deck the halls and trim the tree, don’t forget the simple joy of writing to Santa. It’s a tradition that brings families closer, creates lasting memories, and wraps the holiday season in the warmth of love, imagination, and shared experiences.