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Write a letter to Santa today! It’s free–well, except the cost of the stamp. Santa Claus is a major customer of the USPS, so the US post office delivers literally hundreds of thousands of letters to Santa every year at Christmas time. According to USPS Santa mail instructions, send letters addressed to Santa Claus, North Pole, Alaska just like this:

Notes on letters to and from Santa:

  • North Pole, Alaska: This is a real city, and there are Santa and holiday businesses there at specific street addresses. When mailing Christmas lists to Santa, don’t use a street address. The post workers in the North Pole know exactly where Santa lives, and they will be sure that letters addressed this way arrive.
  • Operation Santa is a program run by the USPS to get written responses from Santa! When sent to the above address, letters are distributed through the program Operation Santa. Volunteers can pick the letters up to help Santa respond. The address of the senders are only known to Santa–volunteers help him, but the program keeps the addresses of children anonymous.
  • Postmarked North Pole letters: To get a letter back postmarked from the North Pole, follow these steps outlined on the USPS website:
    1. Place Santa’s letter into an envelope to your child at your home address. Write Santa, North Pole as the return address.
    2. Stamp that envelope.
    3. Place that envelope into a larger stamped envelope, and mail it here:NORTH POLE CHRISTMAS CANCELLATION
      POSTMASTER
      4141 POSTMARK DR
      ANCHORAGE AK 99530-9998
    4. Send the packet by December 10.
    5. These steps are outlined on the USPS website–be sure to check them yearly to note any changes!

 

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