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!
Not every year is easy, and this short letter from Father Christmas acknowledges that this year has been hard, and offers hope that next one will be better. It was originally written with the coronavirus pandemic in mind, but will work well for many difficult circumstances. We like it because as well as being magical, it’s positive and kind.
This letter from Rudolph serves as an amusing thank you for any child who has left a carrot out for Rudolph. It’s meant to be read on Christmas Day of course, but why not print a copy now and pop it away so you’ll be ready. Not every child gets a letter from a reindeer, and we like this one just because of the look of surprise it produces in the morning.
With the Elf on a Shelf trend growing bigger every year, we love this printable set of rules. In case your elf sits on a chair or a table rather than a shelf, this works just as well. Also, it doesn’t matter what your elf looks like, as there are no elves pictured.
Our handwritten letters, provided by L A Betts, are just wonderful, and this is one of our favourites, because it gives a sense of how steeped in Christmas magic Santa’s life is. From spiders who spin words into their webs from tables that go cantering over the hills when nobody’s looking, it’s an enchanting look at his home in the run up to Christmas. It can be read any time before Christmas, and it’s probably best for older children, due to the small, wriggly handwriting.
Like many of you, we were hoping the pandemic would be coming to an end by Christmas. However, as it’s still ongoing, this short, festive message is a great way to encourage children to carry on washing their hands. It’s a gently positive letter, written in Father Christmas’ usual chatty and magical tone. We hope you find it useful.
If you’re a mum, this magical letter is a great way to let your child know you regularly have a chat with Father Christmas.
In it, Santa tells your child that you’ve recently had a cuppa and some mince pies with him, and that you’ll likely be seeing him again before the big day. We love how it makes parents part of the magic.
If you’re a dad, this magical letter is a great way to let your child know you regularly have a chat with Father Christmas.
In it, Santa tells your child that you’ve recently had a cuppa and some mince pies with him, and that you’ll likely be seeing him again before the big day. We love that it makes parents part of the magic.