Parents, this is an awesome way to help ensure a response from for the big guy when your children send him their letters! Below is what you need to do, so make sure YOUR EYES are the only one on this page!

Letters to Santa must be sent by December 15th and Santa's helpers will make sure the rest is taken care of! The USPS is asking families who use the service to share their experiences on social media using #LettersFromSanta.

Here are the steps, according to the USPS, for your child to get a letter back from Santa:

  • Have your child write a letter to Santa and place it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole.
  • Later, when alone, open the envelope and write a personalized response.
  • Insert the response letter into an envelope and address it to the child.
  • Add the return address: SANTA, NORTH POLE, to the envelope.
  • Affix a First-Class Mail stamp, such as a new Christmas Carols Forever stamp to the envelope.
  • Place the complete envelope into a larger envelope — preferably a Priority Mail Flat Rate envelope — with appropriate postage and address it to:

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

Santas helpers even put together some tips for making the most of the experience.

  • To save paper, write Santa’s response on the back of your child’s letter. If you keep them together, your child will also be able to recall what he or she wrote.
  • 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.
  • (A tip not from the USPS - Have a neighbor or friend do the writing, your kids might recognize your handwriting)

Hopefully this will be an exciting thing that you can do with your kids and keep the magic of the holiday alive!

The USPS also states on their website that,

"The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations."

This is such an awesome thing that the USPS crew in Anchorage does and it really shows that the season for giving is still very much alive!

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