Postal Service to Respond to Any Letters Addressed to Santa

Thanks to a very special U.S. Postal Service program, "Santa" will reply to children who mail him their Christmas wish lists this holiday season.

Every year, millions of children sit down to make a wish list for Santa, hoping he will make all of their Christmas dreams come true.

But what if Santa actually wrote back? The United States Postal Service is now accepting "Letters From Santa," a program that allows any person to play Santa by sending a letter signed by Saint Nick to any child.

According to a postal service news release, "The 'Letters From Santa' program helps parents fulfill the dreams of their own children."

Instructions to send a letter from Santa:

  1. Write a letter to your child from Santa Claus and sign it "From Santa." Put the letter in an envelope addressed to your child with the return address SANTA, NORTH POLE.
  2. Ensure a First-Class Mail stamp is affixed to the envelope.
  3. Place the envelope into a larger envelope, with appropriate postage, and address the larger envelope to:
    4141 POSTMARK DR
    ANCHORAGE AK 99530-9998
  4. Your letter “from Santa” will be mailed back to your child, postmarked from the North Pole.
  5. “Letters From Santa” must be mailed to the Anchorage, AK postmaster by no later than Dec. 10. Santa’s helpers in Anchorage will take care of the rest.

TELL US: Do your children or children in your family plan on writing a letter to Santa this year?

Brenda December 07, 2012 at 04:39 AM
Oh baahhh Hum Bug CikBast!!! Its Xmas, the holidays, does everything have to be political? Really? This is fun for the kids and for the first time they can get a reply back. My grandson just did his letter and he is so excited and t his will be his first year actually getting a letter back from Santa in the NorthPole. :)
Constant Comment December 07, 2012 at 05:10 AM
Seems like Cik never got a visit from the real Santa! Wonder what its like to be on the 'NAUGHTY' list your whole life? }~(
Helen December 07, 2012 at 05:12 AM
Sheesh! Brenda is right about the bah humbug. C’mon Cik Bast…children would be excited to get a letter from Santa. Just once, can we please have atleast one blog without politics having to be brought into it? It’s Christmas! Enjoy and try to be merry!!
@rick_vmwaretips December 07, 2012 at 07:54 AM
Tax payer dollars for 'free' stuff? I think you misread the article, you clearly need to pay all associated postage to and from...so I'm not sure how this is a government freebie.
Brenda December 07, 2012 at 08:07 AM
Helen THANK YOU, and My friend CComm, and hiya Rick, thanks to you too~~! I do not know how politics gets into the simplest comments, articles, or occurances. The guy with toilet paper clothes this morning was having his constitutional rights taken away if they asked for his ID cause he didnt break a law, and blah blah blah. It just never ends. Officer do a safety check on people that is perfectly legal especially when they do not answer their doors or phones for a few days, or even walk around the neighborhood in toilet paper hat and pants, or whatever. To make sure you are not mentally or medically in distress which obviously this man was. But seriously by comment 6 it on to politics.! (just a guess on the comment number, LOL) I would hope that if it was me wrapped in toilet paper and carrying an extra roll that the police would take care of me and find my home, a doctor and toss me in the back seat real fast!


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