This holiday season, letters from Santa, sent on his behalf, and winter-themed letters can be ordered in braille. Here are two sources:
Braille Works has announced that “Santa’s Braille Workshop is OPEN!” and that they will help to bring holiday cheer by embossing his letters and sending them to children throughout the United States. Parents, teachers, and friends may request the letter which will be sent with a postmark “from the North Pole.” A large print copy will be included as well. As Braille Works points out, “a letter in braille is a great way to encourage and develop…braille reading skills.” Requests must be received by December 8, 2023. For more information or to request a letter for your braille reader, visit the BrailleWorks webpage announcing that Santa Reads Braille, which includes ordering forms for parents and teachers.
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) provides braille letters and activities for children who are ten years old and younger in the U.S. “to celebrate the holiday and winter season.” Each letter comes as part of a packet of activities, which is accompanied by a print copy for family members and other non-braille users to participate. Letters and activities are available in Spanish and in a tactile version. Parents can choose the braille packet that best fits their family. The deadline to request a letter is December 15, 2023. For more information, read the NFB webpage on Santa and Winter Celebration Letters. To request a letter, complete the Santa/Winter Celebration Form.