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, New Zealand, and Portugal.
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 6 in order for all letters to arrive by Christmas.
National Federation of the Blind (NFB) (USA)
Staff 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 17 to be sure that Santa gets a letter out to your child from the North Pole in print and contracted braille.
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 22 to receive an email from Santa.
New Zealand Post and Blind Foundation
Santa Replies in Large Print and Braille in Australia
Santa Responds to Braille in Canada
Santa has teamed up with T-Base Communications to respond in braille to children who are blind or low vision who send him a letter. If you or someone you know would like to send a wish list to Santa and receive a reply in braille, please mail a letter to him by Dec. 12. (If you send one after, he might not have enough time to respond before Dec. 25!)
Please mail all letters to Santa's address:
Carta ao Pai Natal em Braille
Escreve a tua carta em Braille e envia para o Pai Natal até dia 20 de dezembro! (Portuguese letters from Santa.)
If you know of similar programs in other countries, please let us know!