Let’s start with the front of your postcard.
Pick a Christmas scene.

Now pick up to 10 things
to put in the picture.
Tap an item then drag them in to place.

Looking good!
Is there anything you’d like to personally tell Santa?
Type anything you like.

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Have you been naughty or nice this year?
Go on, be honest.

Dear Santa, I wish for...

Santa will be so excited to see this!
Just one last step before we send it to the North Pole. You might need a grown-up to help you finish.

What language should Santa respond in?


Te Reo Māori

How would you like Santa to respond?

By email

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* Only valid New Zealand residential addresses will be accepted

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* We'll only use your email so Santa can reply.

Unfortunately you can only enter one unique email address per Santa response/reply.
Try using a different email address.

Thank you!

Your postcard is on its way to Santa.
He loves to write back, so check your letterbox closer to Christmas.

Happy Christmas from all of
us at New Zealand Post.

Thank you!

Your postcard is off to the North Pole.
Santa loves to write back, so be sure to check your inbox tomorrow!

Happy Christmas from all of
us at New Zealand Post.

You can choose how you get your Christmas Parcels. Check out your delivery options here.

Who is collecting your personal information on behalf of Santa?

New Zealand Post is collecting your name, age, preferred language for your response from Santa and address and/or email details (on behalf of Santa) for the purpose of sending you a ‘thank you’ letter from Santa, so you know he has received your Christmas letter.

What happens to your personal information after you fill in the online form?

Your personal information is collected and stored by our third party supplier on New Zealand Post’s behalf on a secure server located in Australia. Information transmitted over the internet is inherently insecure. However, we have physical, electronic and managerial processes in place to protect the information we collect.

After receiving your personal information, New Zealand Post (with help from Santa) will use your personal information only to send a reply ‘thank you’ letter. Your personal information will be deleted after the letter has been sent.

We may use and share with third parties aggregated, anonymous information regarding letters to Santa usage and trends for data analytics purposes. This information will not be able to be linked back to you.

Need some help writing to Santa?

New Zealand Post works with Santa, and his elves, at Christmas to make sure children receive a reply to their message (you must live in New Zealand though).

Please check below for commonly asked questions. If your question cannot be addressed then please email Santa’s Postal Elves at santa@nzpost.co.nz

How to write to Santa

1. You can use the Write to Santa online interactive tool. This is a fun way to write to Santa. Create your own Christmas scene for Santa, tell him if you’ve been naughty or nice, and let him know what gift you might like.

2. Use your favourite pencil or crayon and notepaper and just start writing!

- Send your letter to Santa Claus, c/o Santa’s Workshop, North Pole 0001.

- Make sure you write your name and address clearly on the back of the envelope, so Santa knows where to send a reply.

- Post the letter in a street post box or at a New Zealand Post retail outlet.

- Letters to Santa are free of charge.

When do I need to send Santa a message by?

If you are using the Write to Santa online interactive tool the close off date to ensure Santa’s Postal Elves have time to deliver the post is Sunday 2 December.
You can also choose to receive an email from Santa, in which case a parent/guardian email will be asked for. After 2 December Santa will be busy gearing up for Christmas so he can only reply by email. This email will arrive in your inbox the next day.

If you are sending a physical letter to Santa please get your letter posted by Thursday 6 December.

When will Santa respond?

Santa’s Postal Elves will deliver Santa’s reply via post from mid to late December, so keep an eye on your letterbox closer to Christmas.

If Santa is responding via email you can expect to receive an email response in your inbox 24 hours after submitting your postcard.

I can’t input my address details in the form?

You must have a valid New Zealand address to receive a response from Santa. If you do, and you are still unable to input your address, please email santa@nzpost.co.nz with all your information.

I can’t use my email address more than once?

Unfortunately, due to Santa’s email software if you have multiple children you will need to enter one unique email address per Santa response.

My child is blind. Are they able to receive a message from Santa?

Absolutely! To receive a response in braille, parents/guardians can email santa@nzpost.co.nz with their child’s first name, surname and postal address. Please write Braille in the subject line.