Here’s How Your Kid Can Write To Santa Claus And Get A Response From The North Pole

Santa Claus is real, so that’s not up for debate. But because he is kind of devoted to email these days instead of old-fashioned letter writing, the United States Postal Service has decided to help out to make sure your kid can send a letter to Santa and get a personal snailmail response from the North Pole.

In the time leading up to Christmas, the USPS is offering a program where children can write a letter to Santa and include all the wooden trains, yo-yos and whatever other toys kids like these days, then send it off like a normal letter.

Of course there are steps to follow to make sure the letter gets where it needs to go:

1. Write a personalized letter to a child from Santa Claus and sign it “From Santa.”
2. Insert the letter into an envelope and address it to the child.
3. Add the return address: “SANTA, NORTH POLE” to the envelope.
4. Ensure a First-Class stamp is affixed to the envelope.
5. Place the complete envelope into a larger envelope, with appropriate postage, and address it to:
NORTH POLE POSTMARK POSTMASTER
4141 POSTMARK DR.
ANCHORAGE AK 99530-9998
6. Santa’s helpers in Anchorage, AK, will take care of the rest!

If you want your letter to get to Santa on time, it’s got to be mailed to Anchorage no later than Dec. 10. Plenty of time to put together a list of checkers, spinning tops and a new pair of fuzzy red socks.

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  1. dorrdon1 says:

    And if you are in Canada, the instructions for Canada Post can be found here: http://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/personal/support/helpcentre/sending/letter_to_santa.jsf

  2. SuperSpeedBump says:

    Seems like an awful lot of work for something that should be pretty simple to do…

    1. Parents tell kids “Write your letter to Santa, tell him what 5 things you want, and give it to me. I’ll mail it!”.
    2. Parents read letter and buy each kid at least 1 item on the list. Throw letters away (or keep’em hidden away for a rainy day).
    3. After kids open presents, parent says “Looks like your letter made it to Santa!”.