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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.

The postal service released a series of steps to ensure your kids get a letter back from Santa.

  • 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.

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