Santa Reads Braille

Letters from Santa Claus in Braille

Sometimes, “it takes more than seeing to believe.”

Santa Claus holding a Christmas wish list letter

Santa’s Braille Workshop is closed.
Please join us in November for Santa Reads Braille 2023!

We’re Santa’s special helpers.

Does Santa read braille? Of course, he does! And we help him out during this busy time of year by embossing his letters to kids.

Parents, teachers, and friends: There’s no cost to you. Just let us know who the letter is for and we’ll take care of the rest. We’ll even postmark the letter as shipped from the North Pole! We’ve made Santa’s words more accessible to people with a visual impairment by converting them to braille and including a large print copy.

Click here to read Santa’s letters.

Why letters from Santa?

We want to be on his Good List, of course! It’s also an opportunity for us to do something special for kids during the Christmas season. If you have kids of your own, you already know Christmas is magical and everyone deserves to feel that magic. We’d love to shatter the notion that only ‘seeing is believing’ and bring to life the idea that every child deserves a letter from Santa Claus. Everyone can feel the spirit of Christmas and, sometimes, it takes more than seeing to believe.

Here at Braille Works, we also understand the fun side of Christmas. Santa and his elves; flying reindeer; stockings hung by the chimney and a host of other traditions. These are wondrous things that bring smiles and laughter to children around the world. In fulfilling our mission toward Making the World a More Readable Place™, we are honored to bring Santa Reads Braille to children who are blind or visually impaired.

A letter from Santa brings a little more of that Christmas wonder to your child. At the same time, a letter in braille is a great way to encourage and develop their braille reading skills.

We would love to hear from you so we can send your child a braille letter from Santa. We ask that only families who have a child who is blind or visually impaired take part. Teachers of students who read braille are also encouraged to submit requests.

Close-up view of a plastic Christmas tree and two star-shaped ornaments.

“The best things in life cannot be seen or even touched,
they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

This is part of who we are.

Another reason we want to do this is that we see Santa Reads Braille as a way for us to express God’s love to you and to your child in a tangible way.

Luke 2:10-11 “And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.’”

Thank you for taking part in Santa Reads Braille and have a blessed Christmas Season.

Examples of Santa’s letters

Please note that these are only examples. Your child or student may receive a different letter.

Letter #1

Merry Christmas,

The elves and were enjoying a nice cup of cocoa after a long day of making toys, when I thought I would write you a letter. Christmas is getting close, and everyone is working hard, making sure we are ready for the big day!

We could really use someone like you around here. You have lots of imagination and I know you could invent some great toys! Also, somebody has to keep Rudolph out of the cookies! He is always getting into mischief.

I was glad to see your name on my “Nice” list again this year. Great job! Keep up your grades in school and remember that the things you learn in school will help a lot when you grow up.

Well, I have to go and check on the sleigh to make sure it is ready to fly!

Merry Christmas from the North Pole,

Santa Claus

Letter #2

Ho, Ho, Ho from the North Pole!

I am so excited Christmas is almost here. Are you? It is my favorite time of year. I love flying around in my sleigh with the reindeer leading the way and delivering toys to kids all around the world.

Did you know that I read braille, too? I am so proud of all of the braille readers in the world and that includes you! It is important for everyone to learn how to read and write. Keep up the good work!

There is an Elf named Tabby and she reads braille just like us! I remember when she was first learning how to
read braille. Sometimes she got frustrated because it was hard. But she kept working and now she reads braille like a pro!

Mrs. Claus just finished another batch of cookies so I must go try them. I hope you have a very merry Christmas and I cannot wait for you to see what is under your tree.

Merry Christmas from the North Pole,

Santa Claus

Letter #3

Merry Christmas,

I was just sitting by the fireplace in the elves’ workshop, enjoying a nice cup of cocoa after a long day of making toys, when I thought I would write you a letter. You see, it’s getting closer to Christmas Eve every day now and everyone is pitching in around here, making sure we’re ready for the big day!

We could really use someone like you around here to help out all the hard workers who have lots of imagination because, together, we can make anything happen. Besides, somebody’s got to keep Rudolph out of the cookies. That little rascal is always getting into mischief… Not like you though, right?

I’m really glad to see your name on my “Nice” list again this year. Every now and then we all have tough days, but I wish I could teach more kids to be like you! On days like that, when things are the most difficult, we’ve just got to keep trying and remember to smile more often – like you do. I really believe that if more people did that, I’d have almost no one on the “Naughty” list.

Keep your grades up in school and remember that what you’re learning really does matter. I can’t wait to drop by your neighborhood this year! If you leave some cookies for me and a carrot or two for my reindeer, I’ll convince the elves to make you something extra special this year!

Merry Christmas from the North Pole,

Santa Claus

Letter #4

Greetings from the North Pole!

I wanted to take time this year to write letters to some of my favorite kids around the world. And, guess what? You are one of them!

Christmas sounds and smells are everywhere. It is my favorite time of year! My favorite thing to do on Christmas is sing Christmas carols while sitting around the tree with Mrs. Claus, the elves, the reindeer, and all of our friends and family. What is your favorite Christmas tradition?

Speaking of Christmas carols, do you have a favorite? My favorite is Jingle Bells. I sing it all night on Christmas Eve while delivering toys to kids all around the world. Between you and me, I think the reindeer are tired of hearing me sing that song. Maybe I should pick another one this year.

I should see if the elves need help making toys. Keep spreading Christmas cheer and I will see you soon.

Merry Christmas from the North Pole,

Santa Claus



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