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 next November for Santa Reads Braille 2024.

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 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.

Santa’s letters

Please note that your child or student may receive a different letter.

Letter #1

Ho, ho, ho!

I hope you are excited for Christmas!

It makes me so happy knowing that you read braille. What a great skill you have! Braille is one of my favorite ways to read. Keep up the good work. I know you will be a great braille reader.

The elves and I are working hard to get ready for the big day. Our workshop is full of excitement while we make toys for kids all over the world. We cannot wait to bring joy to your home.

What are your favorite things to do this time of year? I like to drink a lot of hot cocoa and imagine I hear jingle bells. Please leave milk and cookies out for me. Delivering toys makes me hungry!

Remember, Christmas is about the love and kindness we share with each other. Keep spreading joy and cheer. I cannot wait to visit you soon!

Merry Christmas,

Santa Claus

Letter #2

Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas!

Greetings from the North Pole!

The elves and I just played a game of hockey, my favorite sport. Can you guess who won? Here is a hint, he is getting ready to bring all the good little boys and girls their Christmas presents soon…and yes, that includes you too!

I have heard all about how kind you are and how you bring happiness to everyone around you. You shine brighter than Rudolph’s nose!

Great job making the nice list again! Remember to keep up with your schoolwork and be nice to others so that you will make the list every year.

Wishing you a Christmas that is merry and bright, just like you! Now if you will excuse me, the elves want a rematch.

With warmest wishes and a belly full of cookies,

Santa Claus

Letter #3

Merry Christmas!

I heard you have been extra nice this year. That makes me as happy as a cup of hot cocoa!

That reminds me, Mrs. Claus has been busy baking cookies. It makes the workshop smell like Christmas.

The elves work hard to make toys for you and other kids around the world, but they find time for fun too. We sit by the fire, sing jolly carols, and even have snowball fights. Rudolph and the other reindeer show us how they practice flying. It is great fun!

Keep working on reading braille. I know you will be great at it soon. Remember, Christmas is about spreading love and joy. I will check my list twice to make sure everything is perfect for you.

With warm wishes and a Ho, Ho, Ho!

Santa Claus

Letter #4

Greetings from the North Pole!

Let me tell you about my elf friend, Tabby. She reads braille just like you! Tabby helps us make toys and keeps the workshop running smoothly. She even teaches the other elves about braille.

Tabby told me she is very happy that she learned how to read braille. It helps her keep up with our daily toy reports. She also loves reading Christmas cards from her family and friends. Knowing braille makes that possible too!

Tabby asked me to tell you she is proud of you for learning braille. I am proud of you too. We believe in you and know you will be very good at it soon.

Remember to go to sleep early on Christmas Eve. You must be asleep when I put your present under the tree.

Merry Christmas,

Santa Claus



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