Email Santa

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Send an e-mail to Santa and get a reply back.

When the holiday season is in full swing, kids can e-mail Santa with their wish lists instead of sending out a traditional Santa letter through the mail. There are several sites on the Web that offer the opportunity to send Santa an e-mail, and children can get a response in record time.

Reasons to E-mail Santa

Sending Santa an e-mail can be convenient and fun for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Saving the cost of postage.
  • Getting in those last-minute letters to Santa, when traditional mail would take too long to arrive.
  • Responses are generally sent quickly, and can be printed off to keep.
  • Letting kids engage with the websites that offer this service, which often include games and other activities.

Where to Find Sites to E-Mail Santa

If you're looking for a fun website that will let your child e-mail Santa with his or her wish list, here are a few that offer this service, as well as lots of extras.

  • NorthPole.com - NorthPole.com offers a lot of Christmas activities for kids, including stories, printables, recipes, crafts, and special ideas for teachers and parents. Of course, you can also e-mail Santa, and if your child doesn't have an e-mail address, you can create an account so that he or she retrieves Santa's response right from the site.
  • Canada Post - Canada Post has a rich tradition of answering Santa's mail every Christmas, and they now also offer an e-mail service. E-mail replies are sent in English or French (while postal mail is answered in the language in which the original letter was written, including Braille). They've added a few games and fun activities to the web site for kids.

Tips for Sending Santa an E-mail

If your child wants to e-mail Santa, here are some tips to get the most out of the experience:

  • Before letting your children send an e-mail to Santa, check the site's privacy policy (there's usually a link near the bottom of the page). Be sure that they don't sell or otherwise share contact information, so that you don't get bombarded with e-mail spam or junk mail.
  • Make sure that your return e-mail address is correct. Replies can't get through if an incorrect address is provided.
  • Provide only first names, and never include your full contact details, such as mailing address or telephone number.
  • Ask your kids to show you their completed forms or letters before sending them, to make sure that they haven't given out too much information about themselves.
  • If you have trouble with a form not going through, try a different site. Some web sites can be fussy with forms going through on different browsers or firewall settings.
  • Print out the letter before sending it, as well as the response, for a nice keepsake or scrapbook page.
  • Most sites that offer the option to e-mail Santa differ in the amount of time it will take to get a reply. Generally speaking, you should hear back within a day or two.

E-mailing Santa can be a great way for you and your children to have some seasonal fun on the computer. Put on some festive music, grab a couple of holiday treats, and enjoy the various Christmas offerings that can be found online. .

Email Santa