Christmas will soon be upon us, so find out how your kids can receive a free letter from Santa. Or you, if that’s your bag.
Ah, Christmas. I loved it as a kid, but when I reached 14, I became a bit “meh” about it. However, when I had children, I found its magic again.
With my kids all being under 11, we try to make it as magical as possible for them. On the flip side, they get so wound up about the whole festive period, I’m quite relieved when it’s finished!
But what better way to get the kids even more excited, than a letter from Santa himself?
How to get your free letter from Santa
All you need to do is send a letter to Santa (well, the Royal Mail).
Include your full name and address and Santa will write back. The only catch is, you have to buy a stamp for the letter you send to Santa. The Royal Mail isn’t that generous!
Send your details to:
And, because Santa has taken a language course during his time off, you can also have a letter sent in Welsh.
Just send to:
Ogof Sion Corn,
Gwlad Y Ceirw,
The closing date for letters is the 6th of December. So don’t delay if you want to get your free letter from Santa.
(Image is taken from Royal Mail site)
And if you want to make it extra special, why not take a train journey to post your letter? Every year my wife takes the train from our local station on a 15-minute journey. They then take the letters to a ‘special post-box.’ The beauty is, children under 5 travel for free on the trains and older children receive a 50% discount. So this special trip out only costs a few pounds and the kids love it.
You can find out all the details by visiting the Royal Mail site.
The issue I found with the letters from the Royal Mail is that they aren’t personalised. I don’t blame them, as I’m sure they have to send 10,000’s out every year. If you have young children, this won’t really be a problem but older children may notice.
A better option would be to look at the NSPCC site. Although you are required to make a donation, it’s for a great cause and the letters are much better.
If you’re looking for further ways to cut the cost of Christmas, why not take a look at 10 ways to save money on your Christmas shopping?