Yes, there is a Santa Claus, and he wants to hear from every child what they want for Christmas. To make sure Santa can get those letters, he needs a little help from parents and the postal service.
These are the steps the post office recommends:
- Have your child write a letter to Santa, and put it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole
- Tell your child you will place a stamp on the envelope and mail it for them
- Later, when alone, open the letter. Santa is a busy man, and needs parent help to respond to everyone! Make sure to explain that Santa likes to be green and save paper, and that’s why you are writing on the back of the letter.
- Santa likes to include details from the child’s life during the whole year, if you remember something your son or daughter has done well, mention it in the letter. Also, Santa likes to remind kids to get to bed early on Christmas Eve.
- Place the letter in a new envelope, and make sure to use Santa’s return address: Santa Claus, North Pole. Then place a stamp on the envelope.
- Place this envelope into a larger envelope and mail to Santa so he can see the letter:
North Pole Holiday Postmark
4141 Postmark Drive
Anchorage, AK 99530-9998
In order for Santa to have enough time to read each letter, he needs them to arrive no later than December 15.
If you take pictures of your child reading Santa’s letter when it arrives in the mail, post them on social media using #SantaLetters.