How to Get a Postmarked Letter from Santa

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Getting a letter from Santa is simple -- and super cheap -- thanks to Santa's little helper, the U.S. Postal Service.

Imagine the look of surprise and joy on a child’s face when they open the mailbox and pull out an honest-to-goodness letter from Santa, complete with a North Pole postmark.

Making that vision a reality is incredibly simple — and super cheap, too — thanks to Santa’s little helper, the U.S. Postal Service.

In an effort to help out the hardworking Santa Claus during his busiest time of the year, the USPS runs a Letters to Santa program. Here’s what you need to do to get your child an official Santa response to their “Dear Santa” letter:

  • Simply address your child’s “Dear Santa” letter to: Santa Claus, North Pole.
  • Pretend you’re Santa and write a response to your child — on the back of their letter is preferable.
  • Put Santa’s response letter into a first-class stamped envelope addressed to your child. The return address on the included envelope should read: Santa, North Pole. “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,” says USPS.
  • Take the stamped envelope with Santa’s response and insert it into a second larger envelope — with appropriate postage — and send it to the following address:

North Pole Postmark
Postmaster
4141 Postmark Drive
Anchorage, AK 99530-9998

That’s it! Now sit back and wait for Santa’s response to your child’s letter.

Make sure the Anchorage, Alaska, postmaster receives your child’s Santa letter by Dec. 15 so there’s enough time for the postmaster to send a letter from Santa back to your house before Christmas.

Will you use the USPS Letters to Santa program? Share your thoughts below or on our Facebook page.

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