Christmas is one of the most exciting times of the year for kids, and nothing is more exciting about the holiday than Santa Claus. Getting a personalized Santa letter from St. Nick himself is a magical experience that will delight kids and their parents.

Many parents may want to write their own letter from Santa Claus so they can make it more personal, but sometimes they’re stumped by the process of writing and creating the letter. They’re not sure what to say or how to make it look fun and colorful. If you’re one of those people, don’t despair! Santa letter templates can help you create a great-looking, personalized letter at home for less than you’d pay a professional Santa letter company. If you want an inexpensive way to create a Santa letter for your child, they may be the answer you’re seeking.

Here are 3 reasons to use Santa letter templates:

Save money. Santa letter templates are usually offered as Microsoft Word documents that you download once, often for less than you’ll pay for a single letter from professional letter companies. You can use it repeatedly simply by editing the text. So if you have three kids or a whole classroom of them, you still only pay for one document, making a Santa letter template cheaper even than some of the offers you’ll find on eBay.

Personalized content. Many professional Santa letter companies only offer one letter design and don’t always let you see what the content of the letter will look like. With a Santa letter template, you can choose your background design, and the content is completely editable, so you can change or add to the existing text. At Santa Letter Templates, each letter also comes with the text for three alternate letters, so you have many options for changing the wording.

No waiting. When you order from a Santa letter company, you have to wait for snail mail to deliver your purchase. With Santa letter templates, you can download your letter as soon as you make your purchase, so there’s no waiting. It’s a great solution for busy parents who miss the ordering deadline of the big sites.

Environmentally friendly. Because Santa letter templates are pdf files that you download from your computer, there’s no need to send put a piece of paper in an envelope, attach a stamp and send in a mail truck or plane, which means less pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Your document is delivered instantly to your email box. You can then print it at home, which allows you to use recycled paper or tree-free paper, if you choose.

You can get Santa letter templates right here at Santa Letter

This article originally appeared in an edited version as 3 Reasons to Use Santa Letter Templates on Squidoo.