At some point all kids are going to learn that Santa Claus isn’t real, but if your kid is still in the believing stage, the U.S. Postal Service is here to help you keep that magic alive.
Any kid who believes in the man in the big red suit will likely start penning their letter to Santa soon, and the Postal Service can help make sure your child gets a letter from the North Pole in return, thanks to their annual Greetings from the North Pole Post Office program.
The Postal Service is offering their tips on the best way to get that letter with the North Pole postmark, and it’s simple if you follow these instructions:
- Have your child write a letter to Santa and place it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole.
- When your child isn’t around, open the letter and add your personalized response from Santa, with the USPS reminding parents to highlight their child's accomplishments over the past year.
- Insert the response letter into an envelope and address it to the child and add the return address: SANTA, NORTH POLE to the envelope.
- Place the complete envelope into a larger envelope with appropriate postage and address it to:
North Pole Postmark
4141 Postmark Drive
Anchorage, AK 99530-9998
Now if you want to guarantee your kid gets their Santa letter in time for the holidays, make sure it gets to Anchorage no later than December 13th.
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