If your child wants to write to Santa Claus this year, you can mail that letter and a reply will be sent back from Santa Claus courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service! Now, don't just drop off your child's mail in the mailbox addressed to Santa Claus with a "North Pole" address written on the envelope because we all know that letters sometimes get lost in the mail.
To avoid ruining your child's letter to Santa, the U.S. Postal Service has these things to say:
1. Have your child write a letter to Santa and place it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole.
2. Later, when alone, open the envelope and write a personalized response
3. Insert the response letter into an envelope and address it to the child
4. Add the return address: SANTA, NORTH POLE, to the envelope.
5. Affix a First-Class Mail stamp to the envelope, such as
one of the new holiday
6. Place the complete envelope into a larger envelope — preferably a Priority Mail Flat Rate envelope — with appropriate postage and address it to:
North Pole Postmark
4141 Postmark Drive
Anchorage, AK 99530-9998
The U.S. Postal Service also offered tips on writing letters to Santa Claus.
- To save paper, write Santa’s response on the back of your child’s letter. If you keep them together, your child will also be able to recall what he or she wrote.
- When responding as Santa, make the response as personal as possible by highlighting your child’s accomplishments over the past year, for example, helping around the house, receiving good grades in a particular subject at school or participating in community service activities.
- This is a great activity to do at Thanksgiving that the whole family can enjoy, including parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and other caregivers.
Ho, Ho, Ho. Merry Christmas Everyone!