Here’s What Happens When Your Kids Send Letters Addressed To Santa In The North Pole

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Parents, did you know you can have your kids write a letter to Santa, address it, stamp it and actually send it through the United States Postal Service?

Through Operation Santa, volunteer workers and USPS employees can respond to kids who are writing letters to Santa and even opt in to send a gift or two.

In 2017 Operation Santa went digital in seven cities and for the first time this year, the program has gone nationwide which means individuals from around the United States can “adopt a letter to respond too”.

Aspiring Santa’s nationwide can pick and choose which letters they want to adopt with a written response from Santa while sending that response to participating post offices and you can even choose to send a gift!

The USPS will then deliver your response with a special North Pole postmark to prove to your kids that yes, your letters reached the North Pole!

Here’s how to get a letter postmarked from the North Pole according to the USPS website:

  1. Have the child write a letter to Santa and place it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole.
  2. Write a personalized response to the child’s letter and sign it “From Santa.”
  3. Insert both letters into an envelope, and address it to the child.
  4. Add the return address: SANTA, NORTH POLE, to the envelope.
  5. Ensure a First-Class Mail stamp is affixed to the envelope.
  6. Place the complete envelope into a larger envelope, with appropriate postage, and address it to:

Here is the exact address to use on your addressed letter:

ANCHORAGE AK 99530-9998

The United States Postal Service recommends letters to be written by December 7th so they can reach the Anchorage, AK, Postmaster no later than December 14th.

If you missed the deadline don’t panic there’s always next year; plus, there’s no reason why you still can’t write a letter to your kid from Santa yourself and there is also still time to adopt a letter through Operation Santa by December 19th!

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