Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Braille Letters from Santa

Santa looking over his glasses

Santa Claus knows braille and is ready to send letters from the North Pole!  This Christmas your child or student can participate in the holiday fun and receive a letter from Santa.  Elves are standing by to send free braille letters to children in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.


BrailleWorks (USA)

BrailleWorks will send letters from Santa in braille.  Santa offers a choice of four different letters that can be embossed and sent in large print and braille to children in the United States.  Requests must be made by December 15, 2018 in order for all letters to arrive by Christmas.

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National Federation of the Blind (NFB) (USA)

A girl sits on Santa's lapStaff at the NFB Jernigan Institute will send letters in braille to boys and girls under the age of 10 in the United States. Submit the form by December 14, 2018 to be sure that Santa gets a letter out to your child from the North Pole in print and contracted braille. 

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RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) (UK)

Elves at RNIB sends letters to children in the United Kingdom in their preferred reading format, including uncontracted braille (grade 1), contracted braille (grade 2), large print (please specify the font size) or audio CD.  Replies can be sent in English or Welsh. The deadline is December 1 to receive something by postal mail or December 14, to receive an email from Santa.

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New Zealand Post and Blind Foundation

New Zealand Post Write to Santa siteChildren and parents or guardians can send a letter to Santa and opt to receive a braille response. As part of their Write to Santa campaign, New Zealand Post is working closely with the Blind Foundation’s Accessible Formats team to create the braille responses from Santa, and send them to the children.

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Santa Replies in Large Print and Braille in Australia

Koala bear with Santa hat asleep in treeFor the first time, Large Text Replies are available in Australia for children with low vision.  Braille replies are also available.

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Envelope showing where to write address for letters to SantaSanta Responds to Braille in Canada

If you write to Santa in braille in Canada, he'll respond in braille!

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If you know of similar programs in other countries, please let us know!

Braille letters from Santa


Would like a braille letter

Posted by Angel Anderson

Posted on November 14, 2018
Updated on: November 29, 2018

Previous comments for Braille Letters from Santa

Charlotte Cushman commented on December 7, 2017

Hi Angel,

You can sign your son up here:


Angel Anderson commented on December 7, 2017

Son's name is Aaron Anderson.
He likes UK wildcats, going to the movies, and bowling.