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Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa

Send your little one’s wishes to the big guy in red c/o 100% of the proceeds from our special Toys for Tots stamp will help bring holiday joy to kids in need.

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  • Help your child handwrite their letter to Saint Nick.
  • Upload a photo of the letter to a FREE template, or type it into a festive card design.
  • Add a special Toys for Tots stamp to the envelope to donate 100% of the stamp’s proceeds to our charity partner.
  • Send it off to Santa’s inbox: northpole (at) (and CC anyone else in cahoots with the Clauses)! Psst… Our instant delivery feature means you won’t have to worry about it arriving after 12/25. Now that’s a Christmas miracle. If you need help with any part of the process, we’ll walk you through it below!

Uploading a Photo

If you opt to upload a photo of your child's handwritten letter, you will need to choose a Card design with an Upload Your Own photo area. From there, you can add a JPEG image to your card by clicking "Photos" or selecting a photo area in the design and then selecting your file from the menu on the left. We recommend uploading JPEG files for the best display. To ensure proper resolution and rendering, images should be sized exactly to the following dimensions:

  • Tall/vertical: 908 pixels wide x 1,272 pixels tall
  • Horizontal: 1,200 pixels wide x 858 pixels tall
  • Square: 1,200 pixels wide x 1,200 pixels tall
  • Santa's List Photo template: 331 pixels wide x 336 pixels tall If you need additional assistance, feel free to email us with your images attached to the email — we're happy to help!

Editing text

To add your child’s plaintext letter or any other text to your Card, you can click into the text area on your Card and begin typing. A Text menu will appear on the left with these formatting options: Alignment, Size, Letter Spacing (horizontal), Line Height (vertical), and Text Effect. To change your font, line/letter spacing, or text color, click on and highlight the text you wish to change, and then choose the formatting option from the menu. If there is sample text on the card that you'd like to remove, you can also click and drag to highlight and delete it.

How to choose the specialty stamp to donate to Toys for Tots

You can change your stamp by using the "Next" button to the left of the card design on the Customize page to advance to the view of the front of the envelope, and then by clicking on the stamp. The additional stamp options will appear in the left menu. The Toys for Tots stamp is recognizable by the red Toys for Tots train logo. The stamp will cost 1 Coin per recipient to send and 100% of the proceeds will go to Toys for Tots.

How to attach your child’s wishlist

Does your kid make a wishlist every year to make things easy for Ole Saint Nick (and, let’s face it, Grandma and Grandpa)? After your child is finished creating their letter, use the "Next" button to the left of the card/envelope design to advance to your Reply card options page. Choose “Card with website link” and enter in the URL of the wishlist.

How to make a recipient list and how to send to Santa

Once you're finished designing your Card, you can then create a recipient list to send the Card to the jolly old elf himself, as well as any other interested parties like aunts, uncles, grandparents, or family friends. From your Card's Customize page, use the "Next" button to the left of the card/envelope design to advance to your Add Guests page. From here, you can manually enter the name and email address of each recipient one-by-one, or import them using one of our automatic methods. Santa's a busy guy, but we've heard he's never too busy to write a response! You can send your virtual letter to his email address: northpole (at)