Real Letters

Examples of letters to Santa (These may not be adopted)

Below are samples of letters to Santa from past years that Be An Elf adopted. You may not adopt these letters. You may only adopt letters through the wonderful USPS website, at starting November 18, 2019. In the meantime, the samples below will give you an idea.

Be An Elf is hoping to adopt lots of letters to Santa this year from the USPS website. Our goal is to raise enough to send a $100 Target Gift Card to the Mom of each needy family, mark it “For your kids’ needs and wants,” and let the Moms do the Christmas shopping. Gifts to Be An Elf are tax-deductible.

Of course children’s last names and addresses have been removed by the excellent USPS staff to protect childrens’ privacy. Journalists will find a selection of high resolution images here.


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Only volunteers sending gifts should contact us. Santa will not see your message here! If you're seeking gifts, contact Santa's Christmas volunteers through our Writing to Santa page. If you want to give gifts, click below.


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Be An Elf is a tax-exempt 501c3 children's Christmas charity. Contributions are tax-deductible. We are not affiliated with USPS Operation Santa® but we support it by creating public awareness of the program online and in social media, by recruiting and orienting new volunteers to the program, and by offering tips to needy families writing to Santa. Be An Elf also uses donations to adopt letters to Santa and send gifts to the kids who wrote them. We will never share your info with third parties; see Be An Elf's privacy policy. ©2020 Be An Elf - All rights reserved.