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

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 sample of the letters.

Why letters from Santa?

To get 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 “Letters from Santa” 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.

A wooden ornament of a Christmas tree, with a bell in the center of a heart-shaped cutout.

“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 because 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.

Santa Letter Signup Forms

For Parents

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    • No purchase necessary.
    • United States residents only.
    • To ensure the letters are delivered by Christmas, we're only accepting requests until Friday, December 15, 2017.
    • Only families and/or teachers of children with blindness or low vision are encouraged to participate.
    • Delivery dates may vary depending on your local USPS office.
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For Teachers

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  • Disclaimers
    • No purchase necessary.
    • United States residents only.
    • To ensure the letters are delivered by Christmas, we're only accepting requests until Friday, December 15, 2017.
    • Only families and/or teachers of children with blindness or low vision are encouraged to participate.
    • Delivery dates may vary depending on your local USPS office.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Letter #1

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas,

The Holidays are almost here! Before you know it, I will be flying into your town with my sleigh packed full of toys for all the good little girls and boys.

I have been looking at my lists and I see that you’re at the top of the Nice List this year. Great job! I know that you’ve also been doing well in school. I’m very proud of you for being so good!

Rudolph and I are really looking forward to visiting you on Christmas Eve. The elves have been very busy making toys for children all over the world, including some extra special gifts just for you. My favorite part of Christmas is being able to make so many kids happy and sharing the gifts the elves make each year. After all, sharing is what makes Christmas so special!

Your town is one of my first stops this year, so make sure to go to bed on time because my magic only works when everyone is sleeping. Try and remember to leave out some cookies and milk for me and some carrots for the reindeer, we work up quite an appetite while delivering so many toys around the world.

Merry Christmas from the North Pole,

Santa Claus


Letter #2

Merry Christmas,

Hello from the North Pole!  Christmas is my favorite time of year.  A lot is going on here with the elves making toys, the reindeer practicing for their big night and Mrs. Clause making sure we all stay organized.  Everyone is pitching in and getting ready for the big day!

When I saw your name on the Nice List it put a big smile on my face.  Remember to take a moment to smile every day.  It makes your day better and helps other people smile too.

Tabby the elf is a braille reader just like you.  She works in the toy department and is very creative, just like you are!  We really love having creative people like you and Tabby to come up with great ideas.  Tabby likes to say “Together we can make anything happen!”

Well, I have to get going so we’re ready for Christmas Eve.  That’s a busy night for me; flying around the world on my sleigh.

Keep up the good work on your braille reading!

Merry Christmas from the North Pole,

Santa Claus


Letter #3

Merry Christmas!

Christmas is almost here, and I love getting ready for Christmas. My office smells like Christmas cookies, Christmas trees, and hot chocolate. Everywhere I look there are elves and reindeer busy making Christmas dreams come true. It’s my favorite time of year! I hope it’s yours too.

Everyone at the North Pole is very proud of you. This year you tried new things and read new Braille books. It always brings a smile to my face when I see your name on the Nice List. Are you excited about the gifts I’m bringing to your house this Christmas?

Can I tell you a secret? Most people don’t know this, but the North Pole has guide dogs. One of our hardworking elves, Tabby works hard to design wonderful new toys for girls and boys. She uses her guide dog to get around the toy shop and the North Pole. All the elves know not to pet her guide dog, and that Tabby can do anything that the other elves can do.

Enjoy the holiday season and look for ways to be a blessing this Christmas.

Merry Christmas from the North Pole,

Santa Claus


Letter #4

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

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