How to send, receive letters from Santa this Christmas
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Thanksgiving is just days away and a lot of little ones are probably already writing their letters to Santa.
The United States Postal Service announced that its ‘Letters to Santa’ program is celebrating 102 years of service.
- Have your children write letters to Santa and seal it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole.
- Tell your children that you will put a stamp on the envelope later.
- When alone, open the envelope and write Santa’s response on the back of the letter. Have Santa write, “It’s important to be green and save paper; that’s why I’m writing on the back.”
- When responding, reference your child’s accomplishments that are not included in the letter. Sign it Santa Claus and add that they should get to bed early on Christmas Eve.
- Place the letter in a new envelope, addressed to your child at home. Be sure to include: Santa Claus, North Pole as the return address on the envelope and add a First Class stamp.
- Place the stamped envelope in a larger envelope with adequate postage addressed to:
North Pole Holiday Postmark Postmaster
4141 Postmark Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99530-9998
- Letters from Santa must be received no later than Dec. 15, 2014.
- The Anchorage Postmaster will open the envelope, remove Santa’s letter addressed to your child, apply the North Pole postmark and mail it back home.