How to Get a Postmarked Letter from Santa

Photo by wavebreakmedia / Shutterstock.com

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.

How to find cheaper car insurance in minutes

Getting a better deal on car insurance doesn't have to be hard. You can have The Zebra, an insurance comparison site compare quotes in just a few minutes and find you the best rates. Consumers save an average of $368 per year, according to the site, so if you're ready to secure your new rate, get started now.

Read Next
3 Easy Ways to Get Laundry Soap for Nearly Nothing
3 Easy Ways to Get Laundry Soap for Nearly Nothing

Not using any of these methods for saving on laundry detergent? Then, you are washing money down the drain.

10 Times You’re Right to Be a Cheapskate
10 Times You’re Right to Be a Cheapskate

Sometimes, clever shoppers can save money without sacrificing quality. Here are some great examples of how to do it.

9 Affordable Ways to Make Your Home Look Expensive
9 Affordable Ways to Make Your Home Look Expensive

These products from Amazon add elegance to your home without the expense.

View this page without ads

Help us produce more money-saving articles and videos by subscribing to a membership.

Get Started

Comments

Our Policy: We welcome relevant and respectful comments in order to foster healthy and informative discussions. All other comments may be removed. Comments with links are automatically held for moderation.

Trending Stories