Santa Reads Braille

Letters from Santa Claus in Braille

Because sometimes, “it takes more than seeing to believe.”

Santa Claus holding a Christmas wish list letter

Santa’s Braille Workshop is closed.
We’ll see you again next year for Santa Reads Braille 2021!

We’re Santa’s special helpers.

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

Parents, teachers, and friends: Just let us know who the letter is for and we’ll take care of the rest. We’ll even postmark it shipped from the North Pole! Read more about the letter we’ve embossed from Santa, as we’ve made his words more accessible to those with visual impairments by converting it to braille and by including a large print copy.

Click here to read a sample of the 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 at Christmas. If you have kids of your own, you already know Christmas is magical and everyone deserves to feel it. We’d love to shatter the notion that only ‘seeing is believing’ and help 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 them to develop their braille reading skills.

We would love to hear from you and send your child a braille letter from Santa. We are asking 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 this 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.

Letter #1

Merry Christmas,

It has been a crazy year!  We have had a lot of bad weather and it got me thinking about the first time Rudolph joined the team and led my sleigh.  It was so stormy that the other reindeer were not able to find their way!  Rudolph used the light from his nose to get us through the night safely – saving Christmas!

That story reminds me of a friend of mine, Tabby.  She is one of the most important elves here at the workshop and she also happens to be blind.  We needed new toy ideas and she came up with some amazing toys.  She is a lot like you.  You are both very creative and hard working.

Never give up on the things you want in life.  With hard work and creativity, you can do anything; but you already knew that!  Keep up your studies.  I know it is not always as fun as a snowball fight but it is important.

Merry Christmas from the North Pole,

Santa Claus

Letter #2

Hi there,

Santa at your service because Christmas is coming!

The North Pole is busy with excitement and gift wrapping.  We are all working to bring toys to the big day.  I was just thinking about how fast elves can make toys.  Did you know some of them can make a toy car in 12 minutes?  Or a white cane in 8 minutes?  Would you like to help us too?

You have been good this year.  You are good at playing with your friends, good at school, and great with your family.  I am very proud of you!  You help us when you keep up the good work! It does wonders to bless everyone for Christmas. The reindeer and I will be soon flying over your home.  But, I know you will be in bed by the time I stop by.  So, let me wish one of the very best kids a very Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the North Pole,

Santa Claus

Letter #3

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 #4

TGIC – Thank Goodness It is Christmastime!

This year has been a bit strange.  Thankfully we are still celebrating Christmas; even if it is a little different than usual.

We had to make the Elf Workshop bigger this year so all the elves can stay a safe distance apart.  That has been interesting.  But the elves remain cheerful through all of it.

The elves have been singing Christmas carols since March! Can you believe it?  They even started changing some of the words to include the names of kids on the Nice List.  In fact, they added your name to “Rudolph” just the other day!  They pretended that you were the red-nosed reindeer in their song.  They had a lot of fun singing about you pulling my sleigh and saving Christmas.  We had a good laugh about it.

I cannot wait for you to see the present the elves made for you.  I just know you are going to love it.

Keep spreading Christmas cheer and I will see you soon.

Merry Christmas from the North Pole,

Santa Claus



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