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 for the season.

Please join us next year for Santa Reads Braille 2020!

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

What a wonderful day at the North Pole!

Christmastime is here and, at the North Pole, we are working hard getting ready for Christmas Eve.  It is a lot of work and we need your help.

Today I noticed your name on the Nice List!  It is great to know that you shared kindness and joy with people this year.  To help us, please keep sharing kindness and letting people know that we can carry Christmas with us all year long.  Some people need a little extra joy and you are one of the best people for the job.

Tabby is an Elf here at the North Pole and she reads braille just like you!  She is a lot like you in other ways because she enjoys bringing happiness and love to people; especially during the Christmas season.  I know you two would get along very well and have fun spreading cheer together.

Well, it is time to get back to work and make sure the elves are still on schedule.  I will be visiting your house again this year since you are on the nice list!

Merry Christmas from the North Pole,

Santa Claus

Letter #2

Hi there,

Christmas will be here soon. Do you love the wonderful smells and Christmas songs? I love everything about Christmas. Here at the North Pole, we have been getting ready for the big day! The elves are off building toys, and the reindeer are practicing their landings. We have a great team of elves in shipping, toy making, and technology.

I have good news for you. I checked my lists, and you have made it on to the nice list. I know you have been working very hard in school and at home. Keep up the good work! Christmas will be here before you know it, and I cannot wait to visit your city.

How is the weather there? I am trying to make sure the sleigh is ready for snow, sun, or rain. Rudolph cannot wait to lead the team around the world. He is practicing a new formation with the other reindeer and we even have all new suits. Do not worry; we are still wearing red and white.

Ok, well I better go. Mrs. Claus needs me to taste test a new cookie recipe.

Merry Christmas from the North Pole,

Santa Claus

Letter #3

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 #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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