Postal Service: How to make sure your child receives a ‘Letter from Santa’

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Thanksgiving is officially behind us, which means families across the globe are getting ready for Christmas.

While you may be scrambling between buying presents and decorating your home for the holidays, the U.S. Postal Service is here to help spread a little bit of Christmas cheer.

In addition to delivering Christmas packages and cards, the postal service will also be getting Christmas wish lists to Santa Claus.

First, have your child write a letter to Santa and place it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole.

When you’re alone, open the envelope and write a personalized reply from Santa. Place that response letter into an envelope and address it to the child with the return address Santa, North Pole on it.

Put a first-class mail stamp on the envelope before putting the complete envelope into a larger envelope addressed to:

North Pole Postmark


4141 Postmark Drive.

Anchorage, AK 99530-9998.

“Letters from Santa” must be received no later than Dec. 15 in order to get a response back in time.