Looking to get your kiddos in the Christmas spirit?
The U.S. Postal Service wants to help you reply to your child’s Santa letter, complete with a North Pole postmark!
All “Letters from Santa” must be RECEIVED by Dec. 15.
Here’s what you can do so your kiddo can get a letter back from Santa:
- Have your little one 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 your child
- Add the return address: SANTA, NORTH POLE, to the envelope
- Affix a First-Class Mail 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
Here are some tips from the U.S. Postal Service:
- 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.
- This is a great activity to do at Thanksgiving that the whole family can enjoy, including parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and other caregivers.
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