Christmas is a time of joy and magic, especially when you’re a child. Isn’t it wonderful to watch the amazement and happiness on your child’s face when they meet Santa, read the story of the first Christmas, and enjoy all of their favorite Christmas traditions? I created this free printable letter from Santa and random acts of kindness page so you can watch that amazement a little more this year.
You can also print out my free printable letter to Santa. There are four styles to choose from, so there’s one that will be perfect for your kids. If you’d like to find out what everyone else in your life would like for Christmas, you can print out and use this Christmas wish list. There’s a place for your family and friends to write what you want, need, what they’d wear and read. Below that there’s a place where they can write their favorites, like book, movie, color, restaurant, team, etc. I’ve also included a space for sizes because who wants to stand in line forever after Christmas to exchange something that doesn’t fit.
Why the Letter From Santa?
This year, 2020, has been a hard year on everyone. It’s hard to be super cheery and in the spirit this holiday season. Our kids have been whining about homework or not wanting to do it or their chores, and when my husband’s child comes over all heck breaks loose between the two 9 year olds.
I want to instill in them the love of Jesus and raise children that are kind, generous, loving, and are the kind of people that are always willing to help others. Always. I DO NOT want our children acting the way many young people act today. This is the letter that I created for our children, explaining to them that their behavior wasn’t the best and encouraging them to change it and try their best in school. That was where we were having the biggest issue!
We’ve always taught our kids that Santa works with Jesus to spread love, the gospel of salvation (by grace through faith in Jesus), and kindness. They believe that Jesus tells Santa each year which kids are naughty and nice. We want God above everything else in all circumstances. Therefore, the letter from Santa encouraging them to spread love!
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.1 Corinthians 13:13
How the Letter from Santa works
The letterhead states it’s from the desk of Santa. It urges children to complete a kind task everyday, tells them to remember how lucky they are to have Jesus and their family, and reminds them to be on their best behavior. It is signed and delivered by their Elf on the Shelf; in our case his name is Elfis. You can also just sign it Santa if you don’t use an Elf on the Shelf.
Each day your elf delivers a random act of kindness for them to complete. You can just leave it out somewhere for them to find if you don’t have an elf. Some people use their freezer as a “mailbox to the North Pole.” We have a Christmas mailbox that Elfis leaves their RAOK in. Our kids love it. They race to the mailbox every morning to try to be the first to get it out! If you don’t want to spend $40-$60 on a Christmas mailbox right now, check out this DIY mailbox that is full size! I made it using items from Dollar Tree, so you can make it for about $5! I love giving them RAOK because it reminds them what Christmas is all about. Jesus, and His coming to earth to spread salvation and love to the people in it.
Download Your Free Printable Letter from Santa and Random Acts of Kindness
You can choose which letter you want to use. I have left the name area blank so you can insert your child’s name in the “Dear so and so” area. The elf signature section will also be blank. Another option is one where the body of the letter is left blank. Finally the third letter is worded differently to include a broader range of children.
Print your letter, and the random acts of kindness sheets with their daily tasks. There is a green sheet with all the acts written in, and the red ones have blank places for you to fill in . This allows you to personalize the acts for you children. Print as many of those as you’d like, and fill in your RAOKs (random acts of kindness) in the blank areas.
Now leave them for your kiddos!
I love the holiday season! It is so much fun with the kids. We can look back and remember the magic of Christmas we experienced as children ourselves. This is us during our family tradition of camping under the Christmas tree! My silly step-daughter had her jacket on, but we are all wearing our matching red buffalo check Christmas pj’s. It’s a tradition we all look forward to every year!
If you love Christmas, you will like these red buffalo check wreaths I used on my kitchen cabinets. This candy cane wreath looks great on our walls! Make sure you pin them for when you’re ready to make them! Want more DIY Christmas decor? Here is an easy, budget friendly upcycled sign from Dollar Tree that matches the wreaths. This illuminated Christmas wreath looks great with its light and the light of the Christmas tree. I love this Christmas snowflake and bow garland, and I hope you do too!
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