Hey there! Got a call from a WARM Listener who works for the Post Office and she tipped me to this cool idea! (Can also be found on the USPS Facebook Page). Takes a few steps on your part, and the deadline is 12/10. - Shellie Hart
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The U.S. Postal Service is helping to keep the enchantment of Santa Claus alive with its Letters From Santa program. Letters From Santa allows a parent, grandparent or any person in a child’s life to mail a letter to their child “from Santa” postmarked from the North Pole.
In Operation Santa, the Postal Service facilitates the matching of customers with letters written to Santa from needy children. Participants in Operation Santa help fulfill a child’s dream with a gift and a response letter from Santa. (Customers are not provided the child’s address in the Operation Santa program.)
Here’s how “Letters From Santa” works:
1. Write a letter to your child from Santa Claus and sign it “From Santa.”
2. Insert the letter into an envelope addressed to your child with the return address:
SANTA, NORTH POLE.
3. Ensure a First-Class stamp is affixed to the envelope.
4. Place the envelope into a larger envelope, with appropriate postage, and address the larger envelope to:
NORTH POLE POSTMARK
4141 POSTMARK DR
ANCHORAGE AK 99530-9998
“Letters From Santa” must be mailed to the Anchorage, AK, postmaster no later than Dec. 10, 2012. Santa’s helpers in Anchorage, AK, will take care of the rest.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.