Category Archives: Father Christmas

All about Santa and his magical world

Christmas Eve Box Letters

So, if you’ve found this page you’re probably planning to put together a Christmas Eve box, but if this tradition has passed you by, the idea is that you put together a box of small gifts which can be opened on Christmas Eve.

Some people add a treat for each member of the family, while others prefer a collection of things for everyone to share. Either way, a letter from Father Christmas is a popular addition, especially if it encourages the children to go to bed on time!

By the way, this page is new as of December 2021, and we hope to add more Christmas Eve box letters soon.

Best of Before Christmas

Christmas is getting closer and if you’re looking for some festive printables before the big day, we’ve rounded up our favourites below:

Father Christmas Letter: Try Your Best to Be Good
This is a simple, illustrated Father Christmas letter, asking a child to try their best to be good. It is free to print out for your child.
Try Your Best to Be Good

This letter is a handy reminder to your child that they need to try their best to behave in the run up to Christmas.

Well Done For Trying Your Best
A note from Father Christmas saying well done for trying your best.
Well Done for Trying Your Best

This is a great pre-Christmas note for a child who has tried really had to be good – whether or not they have accomplished it! At the end of the day, it’s all about effort, after all.

Christmas Tidy Bedroom Certificate
Certificate from Father Christmas to open before Christmas Eve saying well done for having a tidy bedroom
Tidy Bedroom Certificate for Before Christmas

This one’s a great way to reward your child for tidying their room, and hopefully encourage them to keep it tidy until Christmas!

Easy-to-fill-in Template of a Letter to Santa
An easy printable template for sending a letter to Santa for your child.
Letter to Santa Multiple Choice Template

If you’ve got a very young child, or one with writing challenges, this letter to Santa provides a fun, multiple-choice scaffold for them to fill in.

You might also like our easy-to-fill-in Christmas List.

Nice List Certificate
Printable Nice List certificate from Santa Claus
You’re on the Nice List

This one’s a classic.  Year in, year out, we find visitors like to go the extra hog and download a certificate confirming their child is on the Nice List.  It’s probably best to hand this one over to your child quite close to the big da, because as soon as they know Santa is definitely coming, well, that’s when they get really excited, of course!

Printable Envelopes for Boys and Girls:
Christmas Eve Box Letters

Putting together a box of lovely things to open on Christmas Eve is a fast-growing tradition. A letter from Santa Claus is a popular thing to include, so we’ve created one just with that in mind.

Santa Claus Letter: Helpful Mice
Free printable letter from Danta Claus to give to your child. This one is about how busy everyone is at Santa's house, getting ready for Christmas. It was written by Leone Betts.
Helpful Mice – A letter from Santa Claus

This is a short but magical letter, letting your little one know that everyone is very busy at Santa’s house and that he can’t wait to bring your presents.  It’s a great choice of letter for a young child, as it’s colourful, magical and easy to read.  If your little one likes mice, it’s even better!

You can see the the rest of our letters for before Christmas here.


Don’t forget, if you want that double-sided look to your printed letter, you’ll need one of our letter backs
A folded Santa latter which has had a back printed on it, for that extra authentic look.


About Father Christmas


Santa Claus
Santa Claus

As there are millions of pages out there about Father Christmas, we thought that rather than use this one to tell you about the general myth of Santa, we’d use it to tell you about ours. That’s to say the Santa Claus we depict in our letters and other resources. We know you’ll all have your own family Father Christmas stories too, because that’s part of the wonderful magic of Christmas but we hope you find our thoughts on the magical man useful – and if you’re looking for ideas as to how to bring some fresh magic into your little one’s life, you can always blend them with yours.

Where does Santa live?

Santa's House at the North Pole
Christmas House – Santa’s Home at the North Pole

Father Christmas lives in a magical house at the very top of the world – the North Pole. For anyone visiting him in Lapland, we tell children that his house is so magical it moves around from time to time, though it can only go where it’s snowy and cold. He lives with lots of helpers, including elves, fairies and all sorts of other magical folk.

Other Important Buildings Near Santa’s Home

As well his house, there are a handful of other buildings which are very important to Father Christmas.

The Christmas Tree Workshop

This is one of the places the elves like to go to make toys and it’s a workshop with a difference because it’s built into a giant, magical Christmas tree.

The Reindeer Stables

The reindeer stables are where Rudolph and the other reindeer live. It’s probably one of the most magical places of all.  A great letter from Father Christmas for finding out more about the reindeer is “A Kitchen Full of Reindeer“.  It’s free to print out for your child.

The Iceberg Supermarket

This magical building doesn’t belong to Father Christmas but he goes there all the time. It’s a shopping mall inside an iceberg!