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.
We’ll see you again next year for Santa Reads Braille 2022!

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 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 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.

Letter #1

Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas,

Can you believe that Christmas is almost here! It seems like we just got everything cleaned up from last year. Last Christmas we ran into a great big storm and had to fix the sleigh so it can fly straight. The reindeer had a terrible time landing on the roof.

Tabby the elf 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!

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. Tonight we are having a big party to celebrate everyone on the nice list. We will be singing your name!

Merry Christmas from the North Pole,

Santa Claus

Letter #2

Hello from the chilly North Pole!

I hope you are full of cheer because it is finally the most wonderful time of the year again! The elves and I have been hard at work to make sure we are ready for the big day. They have already made over one million teddy bears and toy cars!

There are so many great things about Christmastime – seeing family, eating delicious food, listening to jolly music, and lots and lots of toys! What is your favorite Christmas food? Sugar cookies are my favorite.

Great job making it on the “Nice” list again this year! Your family and I are very proud of you. You have been doing such a great job spreading kindness and joy to everyone around you. I could really use someone like you to help me run my toy factory up North. Keep up the good work. I look forward to seeing your name on my “Nice” list again next year. Rudolph and I cannot wait to bring you presents soon.

Merry Christmas from the North Pole,

Santa Claus

Letter #3

Merry Christmas, my friend!

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love all of the sounds and smells of Christmas. What are your favorite sounds and smells? Mine are sleigh bells and Christmas cookies fresh from the oven. Mrs. Claus makes the best cookies.

I am so proud of you for learning how to read and write braille. Keep up the good work!

My good friend, Tabby the elf, reads braille too. Have I told you about Tabby? She prefers reading braille. Tabby says she connects with the words better when she can feel them rather than listening to them. It took hard work to learn braille but Tabby is so glad she stuck with it.

Reading braille allows Tabby to keep up with important things like toy assembly instructions, the naughty and nice lists, and the reindeer feeding schedule. Rudolph gets grumpy when his lunch is late. Well, I need to get going. Mrs. Claus is about to take Christmas cookies out of the oven and I want to be there when she does.

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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