Yesterday, there was an awesome post in our Facebook Group (which you need to join if you haven’t yet!) A sweet lady said that her twins are super interested in British royalty, and she was looking for ways to encourage this newfound fascination. Another person suggested that her twins should write to the Queen at Buckingham Palace! I quickly ran to get our fun stationary, because nothing gets kids motivated to write letters as much as cool paper! This is the PERFECT way to get kids excited about practicing their writing skills, without it “feeling like school”. But why stop at the Queen, when there are tons of fun places that kids can send mail to! You can write letters to Disney characters, Santa, the President of the United States, the Queen of England, U.S. soldiers, the Pope and even companies or celebrities!
Where can your kids write letters to and receive replies (that are famous or fun)?
My mind went down a rabbit hole of places that our kids could write to and receive letters from! I should probably add a disclaimer to state the obvious. There is no guarantee that every letter will receive a reply. I will definitely let my kids know that, and encourage them to send letters to multiple famous people and places, since that will increase their chances of getting a fun reply. Also, make sure that you include your address, if your child would like a response!
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Places Kids Can Write Letters To (And Receive a Reply)
Here is a list of places that kids would love to write to (and receive letters back from!) If you can think of any other great ideas, please leave a comment below or in our Facebook Group.
1. Find a Penpal
Join our Facebook Group and go to the penpal photo album. Find the photo corresponding to your kid(s) grade(s) and leave a comment below it stating if you prefer to exchange emails or snail mail, along with a little bit about your child’s interests. If you see someone who you think would be a good match, reply to their comment and send them a friend request. We have had tons of successful penpals this way, since they are matched both on age / grade and also on children’s interests!
2. Write a Letter to Santa
While it is a bit seasonal to write a letter to Santa, maybe he would enjoy letters all year long? Perhaps your kids would like to update him on their good behavior or naughty activities that they are sorry for? Here is the address to send letters to, but checkout these instructions as well:
NORTH POLE POSTMARK
4141 POSTMARK DR
ANCHORAGE AK 99530-9998
3. Mickey & Minnie
Who wouldn’t want to write to Mickey and Minnie at Disney World?! They are notorious for replying to mail! Mickey and Minnie even send “Just Married” buttons and autographed photos to brides and grooms who inform them about their upcoming wedding. You can send them a letter at the following address:
Walt Disney World Info
Letters to Mickey Mouse
P.O. Box 10040
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-00100
4. Cinderella & Prince Charming
Are your kids more interested in Cinderella than Minnie and Mickey? Have no fear, you can send a letter to Cinderella at the following address:
Cinderella and Prince Charming
P.O. Box 1000
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
5. Write Letters to ANY Disney Character or Princess
You may even write letters to ANY Disney character or princess that you love the most! Disney World or Disney Land will send you an autographed postcard in response. I would try sending a letter to both (you can always make a copy, if it is too much work for your little one to write the same thing twice). Here is the address to send letters to Disney World in Florida:
Walt Disney World Communications
P.O. Box 10040
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-0040
Here is the address to send notes to Disneyland in California:
Walt Disney Company
Attn: Fan Mail Department
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
6. The President of America
The White House is always a popular place to write letters to! You may send a note to the current president of America either via e-mail or snail mail at the following address:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
7. The Queen of England
As was noted by the awesome member of our Facebook Group, you can write a letter to the Queen of England! You can make a whole day of that theme by making a tea party as well. You can write to Her Majesty at:
Her Majesty The Queen
London SW1A 1AA
Just make sure to take it to the post office and put the correct postage on the letter, since it is going overseas!
8. U.S. Soldiers
I have a deep appreciation for American service men and women, as I spoke about in our Memorial Day Activities post. They make huge sacrifices for our country, and so if receiving a letter can brighten their day even a little bit, I am all in favor of sending tons of notes! Operation Gratitude is one website that organizes sending cards. You can write a letter to the following groups.
- Deployed Troop
- Recruit Graduate (someone who just finished Boot Camp and is going to serve our country for the next four years)
- First Responder
- Wounded Hero
- Caregiver (someone who cares for a Wounded Hero)
9. The Pope
You can absolutely write to the Pope! He receives thousands of letters every day and has an entire correspondence office setup to reply to the letters! Here is the Pope’s address:
His Holiness Pope Francis
00120 Vatican City
10. Write to Companies
Do you have feedback for a company? Did you think of a great feature for them to add to one of their products? Do you love something they sell? Writing to a company is a fun extension on our Entrepreneurship Virtual Camp too! You can usually find an address (or even an e-mail address) on their website. Companies will even send you products or free coupons (sometimes), according to Tom Locke! Back in 2006, he ran an experiment and wrote letters to dozens of companies to see who would respond and who wouldn’t. He tracked every company that sent him a reply, along with any goodies they sent him here. Granted, this was well over a decade ago, so your results may vary, but it is a fun potential writing opportunity!
11. Write to Celebrities
Writing to celebrities may be the least likely to receive responses. However, sending fan mail to celebrities has always been a popular thing to do! Here are some tips to increase your chances of receiving a response:
- Include a manila envelope that is self-addressed and has the correct postage on it.
- Put a blank index card or photo in the envelope and ask the celebrity to sign it!
- Write details that shows how big of a fan you are!
Here are some celebrities addresses that I found to get you started!
How do I send a letter to Jojo Siwa?
The best way to send fan mail to JoJo Siwa is at the following address:
501 W GLENOAKS BLVD #34
GLENDALE, CA 91202
Where can I write to Taylor Swift?
You can write to Taylor Swift at the following address:
c/o Taylor Swift Entertainment
242 West Main Street
Hendersonville, TN 37075
How to contact Justin Bieber?
You can email Justin Bieber’s fan club at the following e-mail address (though it does not seem like this will go to Bieber himself!) email@example.com You can also send snail mail to his manager, Scooter Braun, at the following address:
c/o Island Def Jam Group
Worldwide Plaza 825 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
12. Your Teacher
Write a thank you note to your teacher! You could write a little bit about what you loved the most this year, what you plan to do over the summer or your favorite parts about school.
13. Grandparent or Family Member
Write a special note to your grandma, grandpa or other family member who you have not seen in a while. You are almost guaranteed a response and it will certainly bring smiles to your loved ones!
Where will your kids write letters to?
Will your kids write letters to Disney characters? The Pope? Santa? The President of America? The Queen of England? A famous celebrity or company? Please let us know by dropping a comment below or posting it in our Facebook Group! And you absolutely MUST post photos of the responses that you receive back!!! If you would like even more writing inspiration for your kids, I highly recommend checking out this list of fun writing prompts for kids too!