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.
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!
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!
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?
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!
Magic to print for your child!