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 now closed. Please return in November for
Santa Reads Braille 2019!

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

Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas,

I can’t believe that Christmas is almost here!  It seems like the elves just got everything cleaned up from last year.  We ran into a big snowstorm last Christmas and had to fix the sleigh so it can fly straight.  The reindeer had a terrible time landing on the roof.

Tabby, one of our chief elves, told me you have been very good this year.  It always makes me smile when I hear such good news.  We all cheer when we read the names on the nice list!

You might like to know that Tabby reads braille just like you!  She told me about some new braille books that she likes to read.  One has a story about a nice young person like you!  She also read a story about a dinosaur that was very silly!  She loves to read her braille books.

Well, I hear Mrs. Clause calling me to dinner.  Later we are having a big party to celebrate everyone on the nice list.  We’ll be singing your name!

Merry Christmas from the North Pole,

Santa Claus

Letter #2

Merry Christmas!

It’s a beautiful day at the North Pole.  The elves are busy cleaning the sleigh and wrapping gifts for our Christmas delivery.  Every year I’m reminded that I could not do any of this without Mrs. Claus, the reindeer, and all of the elves.  Teamwork makes the Christmas dream work.  Do you want to help us too?  I would love it if you could spread some holiday cheer and be a blessing to everyone you meet.

Your parents tell me that you have learned a lot this year.  Keep learning and trying new things.  You have been such a good kid, and I love seeing your name on the nice list.  We are proud of you!

Oh my goodness, I can’t believe how close Christmas is!  The elves and I still have so much more to do.  I see you have asked for some wonderful things, and I should be at your house soon.

Merry Christmas from the North Pole,

Santa Claus

Letter #3

Greetings from the North Pole!

Christmas Time is here and, at the North Pole, we’re working hard to spread happiness and cheer.  But, Mrs. Claus, the elves and I can’t do it all on our own.  We need your help, too!

When I saw your name on the Nice List, I knew I could count on you.  You’ve done a great job spreading happiness and cheer wherever you’ve gone this year.  Thank you for your hard work and kindness.

Keep spreading happiness, cheer, joy and all of the other Christmas-y moods this season.  Some people need a little extra and you’re one of the best people for the job.

Tabby the Elf, who loves reading braille, is a lot like you.  She enjoys bringing joy and love to people’s lives; especially during the Christmas season.  I know you two would get along very well and have fun spreading cheer together.

Well, I must get back to the workshop and make sure the elves are still on schedule.  I’m visiting your house again this year and am so excited for you to open the special gift I’ve made.

Merry Christmas from the North Pole,

Santa Claus

Letter #4

Ho Ho Ho!  Merry Christmas!

Are you excited that Christmas is almost here?  Me too!

Today, I went to see the reindeer.  Thomas the elf is a braille reader just like you and he is in charge of making sure the reindeer are ready for Christmas.  He works very hard all year long and keeps them in fine flying shape.

Thomas asked me about your braille Christmas letter and wanted to make sure you got it.  He saw your name on the nice list and he was so happy to know that you read braille just like him!

We are so proud of how you are doing with your braille reading.  Keep up the good work!

It’s getting cold up here at the North Pole and I’m going to have cookies and hot chocolate with the elves.  The elves have been working hard today and we’re almost ready for Christmas.  We can’t wait to land on your roof and deliver your presents!

Merry Christmas from the North Pole,

Santa Claus

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