I am still a firm believer in jolly old Saint Nick, Santa, Father Christmas – what ever you call him. He is part of the magic of Christmas.
While overspending on presents and overspending on food can put people off the whole thing, it’s still good to hold on to the festivities as much as possible.
Free letter from Father Christmas
While you can pay for a lot of things, there is one thing for free this Christmas that the kids will certainly love, but it’ll only cost you the price of a stamp.
There are many companies who do this for a charge but there is no need as there are some free options.
The Royal Mail elves are helping Father Christmas this year by delivering children’s letters to him. It’s not just a one way communication method though.
After your child has sent their letter, they will delighted when they get a reply before the 25th December.
Send your letters to:
Remember to include your full name and address so he can write back.
Make sure you send any letters before 9 December 2016 so Father Christmas has a chance to reply. I’ve been made aware that Father Christmas is also able to rely in braille or large print, if this is of use to your child.
If your child has a visual impairment, the elves helpers at RNIB are also supporting with letters in different formats.
Write a letter as you normally would and send it to RNIB along with an application form from their website.
The letter will give you a chance to specfiy which format you want the reply in:
- Braille – uncontracted
- Braille – contracted
- Large print – please specify font size
- Audio CD
- Email (16 point attachment)
Please send the child’s letter and completed application form to:
Letters must be sent to them before 1 December 2016 to give Father Christmas a chance to read the letter and reply.
You can also email the letter to [email protected] and receive the reply via email. Email letter requests must be received by Friday 16 December 2016.
Portable North Pole
If you’d prefer a video then you have options too.
While it hasn’t launched this season as yet, the Portable North Pole gives you a personalised video for free. There are paid options but you don;t need to do them to get the full magic.
We’ve used them for years and it really makes it feel that Christmas has started early.
Happy Christmas 🙂