Free Printable Letter to Santa Template + North Pole Postmark Instructions

Are you planning to write a letter to Santa Claus this year? Why not get a real North Pole postmark with our easy step-by-step instructions below.

This printable letter to Santa Template with matching envelope can be used for your little one’s Christmas list, and the included instructions will help you get that authentic North Pole postmark. 

Our letters to Santa have been designed specifically for children who love Christmas and still believe in the magic of Santa Claus. They are all simple and short so that even young children can complete it.

If your family also enjoys the Elf on the Shelf tradition, we have free printable Elf on the Shelf letters too.

Free Printable Letter to Santa Template

Free printable letter to santa template

We’ve just added a brand new, easy to download and print PDF letter to Santa that even comes with a cute matching envelope too!

The envelope is pre-addressed to the official USPS Operation Santa program, if you’d like to have a kind soul “adopt” your child’s letter and try to fulfill their wish. It’s an awesome program!

However, if you aren’t in need of help this holiday season, I suggest NOT actually mailing your child’s letter. Keep it and use it to write Santa’s reply on the back!

Find out how to get an official North Pole postmark and have it arrive in the mail too below.

How do I get a free letter from Santa?

While you could pay for a service to get a letter from Santa, I really prefer this method instead.

Just follow the directions below to get your letter FROM Santa postmarked and sent to your child in the mail from the North Pole.

Not only is it free (except for the cost of postage), but it allows you to create a response that is totally personalized for your child and even hand written.

This is because YOU will write the letter or Santa’s response (so make sure you read your child’s letter before they send it!)

It’s also easy to pull off these Santa letters since it really arrives in the mail!

How do I get a free postmark from the North Pole?

Now that the kids have created their list, it’s time to get them mailed and receive a response from Santa!

The USPS has a great system in place that allows parents to help Santa reply to their kids letter and receive a postmarked envelope with an official North Pole postmark. 

north pole postmark from usps

Step 1

Have your child write a letter to Santa and then address their letter to “Santa Claus, North Pole”.

Stamp and mail the letter.

Or, if you’re like me, fake mailing it and keep the letter for your child to open when they are older. (I’m thinking it would be a great surprise graduation or wedding gift!)

Step 2

Write “Santa’s” reply on a new piece of paper or better yet, write it on the BACK of your child’s letter to Santa.

Put it in a standard-sized envelope addressed to your child and marked FROM Santa Claus, North Pole and seal it.

Don't forget to place 1st class postage on this envelope! 

TIP: Have a friend write it or just use the computer so that handwriting can’t be recognized.

Step 3

Put this reply letter in a larger envelope and mail it to:

North Pole Holiday Postmark
Postmaster
4141 Postmark Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99530-9998

Santa’s “reply” will be mailed to you with a special North Pole postmark!

We recommend sending your letters by December 1 so that they can be received by the Anchorage, AK, Postmaster no later than December 10. 

Santa’s helpers in Anchorage, AK, will take care of the rest!

We hope you enjoy our free printable Santa letter templates and have a wonderful holiday this year!

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