“Letters From Santa” Offered by USPS
Yes, Virginia and West Virginia, there is a Santa Claus — and the U.S. Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter — complete with a North Pole postmark.
In a press release from the North Pole, the Postal Service
outlined the steps for your child to get a letter back from Santa:
First, have your child write a letter to Santa and place it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole.
Parents, please pay attention to this step – we all know Santa is very busy at this time of year, and he may need some help to speed up the process. So when you’re alone, open the envelope and write a personalized response – so Santa can quickly copy it, of course. Insert the response letter into an envelope and address it to your child, along with the return address: SANTA, NORTH POLE on the envelope and a postage stamp. Place the completed envelope into a larger envelope with appropriate postage and address it to:
North Pole Postmark
4141 Postmark Drive
Anchorage, AK 99530-9998
“Letters from Santa” must be received by the Anchorage, AK, postmaster no later than Dec. 15. Santa’s helpers at the Postal Service will take care of the rest.
The Postal Service said “The Letters from Santa program adds to the excitement of Christmas and is ideal for interesting youngsters in letter writing, stamps and penmanship.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.”