Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Braille Letters from Santa

Illustration of Santa Claus with bag of wrapped presents on his back

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 16, 2019 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 16, 2019 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 2 to receive something by postal mail or December 20, to receive an email from Santa.

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New Zealand Post and Blind Foundation

New Zealand Post Write to Santa site

To receive a response in braille, parents/guardians can email santa@nzpost.co.nz with their child’s first name, surname and postal address. Please write "Braille" in the subject line.
 
 
 
 

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

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, 2019.  (If you send one after, he might not have enough time to respond before Dec. 25!)

Please mail all letters to Santa's address:

 
    Santa Claus
    North Pole H0H 0H0
    CANADA

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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.)

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

Collage of Santa Knows Braille

Comments

Would like a braille letter

Posted by Angel Anderson

Posted on November 30, 2019
Updated on: December 5, 2019

Previous comments for Braille Letters from Santa

Charlotte Cushman commented on December 7, 2017

Hi Angel,

You can sign your son up here:  https://brailleworks.com/santa-reads-braille/

Enjoy!

Angel Anderson commented on December 7, 2017

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