Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Write a Letter to Santa Claus - Santa's Address Around the World

One more month to Christmas! For the past few years, we have been making Christmas cards for the children's teachers (Our tutorials on Christmas DIY cards ideas: here and here). This year, we have done something different - writing letters to Santa Claus. To be honest, I was more excited than my children when I found out that Santa from some countries actually replied to the senders!



We have sent our letters to Santa in Canada, Slovakia, Germany and France, hope that they will reply us!



Tips on Writing to Santa

Tips #1
Remember to write your name and return address on the top left hand corner of the envelope!

Tips #2
If you do not want to spend too much on the postage, try to make the letter or Christmas card as light as possible (less than 20 grams). Refer to SingPost's airmail postage rate:
http://www.singpost.com/send-documentparcel/postage-rates.html#Airmail

We paid SGD1.30 for each letter to Canada, Slovakia and Germany. Even though the staff at post office informed me that the postage for festive season is SGD0.70 for each letter starting on 4 December 2015, I can't wait till then because I'm afraid that Santa may not reply us if the letters reach them too late!

Oh, if you really do not wish to spend a cent on postage, then please read the end of this post on sending your letter online to Santa in France!

Tips #3
If your children are too young to write letters on their own, you may prompt them to write the followings:
What is your name?
How old are you?
What are your Christmas wishes?


List of Santa's Address Around the World

Germany
There are 7 addresses in Germany! I read that some of the German Santa sent 3-4 postcards and a letter to the sender in the past. Your letter has to reach Santa in Germany by 13 December 2015.

Website: https://www.deutschepost.de/de/w/weihnachtspost/weihnachtsmann-christkind.html

Address of various German post offices:

Himmelpfort
An den Weihnachtsmann
Weihnachtspostfiliale
16798 Himmelpfort
Germany

Himmelsthür
An den Weihnachtsmann
Himmelsthür, 31137 Hildesheim
Germany

Engelskirchen
An das Christkind
51777 Engelskirchen
Germany

Himmelpforten
An das Christkind
21709 Himmelpforten
Germany

Himmelstadt
An das Christkind
97267 Himmelstadt
Germany

Nikolausdorf
An den Nikolaus
49681 Nikolausdorf
Germany

St. Nikolaus
An den Nikolaus
66351 St. Nikolaus
Germany


Canada
This address is cool! I read that some lucky senders received dry maple leaf in the past! We hope to receive one too!

Website: https://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/personal/campaigns/holiday/default.jsf#santa

Address:
Santa Claus
North Pole H0H 0H0
Canada


Slovakia
Slovak Santa sent music CD to the sender in the past! We hope to get this!

Website: http://www.vianocnaposta.sk/ako_napisat_jeziskovi

Address:
Ježiško
999 99 Ježiško
Slovakia


Austria
I read that Austria Santa sent small story book to the sender in the past, but it is written in German.

Website: http://www.christkindl.at/postamt-christkindl/die-geschichte-des-postamtes/

Address:
Postamt Christkindl
4411 Christkindl
ÖSTERREICH
Austria


Hong Kong
You can write in Chinese to Hong Kong Santa! I read that Hong Kong Santa's reply was hand-written, instead of typed out letters like what Santa from other countries did. So heart-warming!

Address:
Santa Claus
HongKong Post Headquarters,
2 Connaught Place, Central,
Hong Kong


United Kingdom
I read that British Santa sent Christmas card to the sender.

Website: http://www.royalmail.com/letters-to-santa

Address:
Santa/Father Christmas,
Santa's Grotto,
Reindeerland,
XM4 5HQ
United Kingdom


France
This is the most IT-savvy Santa - you can write to him online! And he would send you his reply in snail mail! There are also some games on the website!

Website: http://www.laposte.fr/pere-noel/

Don't worry if you don't understand French, we have painstakingly prepared the tutorial for you!





Ton âge* : Age
Ton prénom* : Given name
Ton nom* : Surname
N° d’appartement – Etage – Escalier (es. : APT 12) : Apartment no. / Floor / Staircase
Immeuble – Batiment – Résidence (ex. : BAT C) : Building
N° de voie et voie (ex. : 14 rue des Peupliers)* : Unit no. & Street
Lieu dit – Boîte postale : PO Box
Code postal* : Postal code
Ville* : City
Pays* : Country (Choose SINGAPOUR if you are from Singapore)







[Updated in December 2015]

Hohoho! We received letters from Santa!

This is from France! Well, it is a printed letter in French, and the stamp on the envelop is also printed, not pasted.


The back of the letter is a colouring activity sheet.




This is from Engelskirchen in Germany! The stamps are pasted! There are 3 postcards, one of which is for the children to colour. There is also a letter and a recipe written in German.



This is from Slovakia! There are two letters, one in English, one in Slovak.There is also a music CD with Christmas songs! What a lovely Christmas present!



This is from Canada! So sweet that there is handwriting at the bottom of the letter!




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9 comments :

  1. Wow, that is so comprehensive. We don't really talk about Santa, so it won't be so meaningful for them.

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    1. It happened that we received some surprise Christmas presents a few days after we sent the letters so they thought Santa had answered their wishes!

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  2. We have not really written to Santa before.
    Nearest thing to xmas is our Christmas tree :)

    cheers, andy
    (SengkangBabies)

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    1. Talking about Christmas tree...We have not put up our DIY Christmas tree for this year yet!

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  3. woah..this is so cool! Hmm, the kids haven't really grasped the concept of Santa yet tho Ollie definitely knows Xmas means a lot of presents. But it will be a really cool project to see their train of thoughts by writing it out!

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  4. woah...this is a really cool concept! The kids haven't really grasped the idea of Santa yet, tho they do know Xmas means shitloads of presents. But I reckon it will be a really cool project for the kids to see their train of thoughts when writing a letter!

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    1. Yes it was a fun way for children to learn letter writing!

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  5. I cannot wait to see a follow up post on this one to see which Santas replied!! And it is really quite funny to know that there are so many Santas all over the world LOLOL

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    1. We can't wait to receive their replies too!

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