Is everybody knows, this is Santa’s busiest period ? and it’s tough for your big guy to respond to every Christmas letter himself.
So if your children want a letter from Santa Claus (or perhaps you want one yourself!), you may have to take matters into your own hands.
The Usa Postal Service has a few of Santa’s helpers standing by at its Anchorage post office, able to return letter to santa complete with a “NORTH POLE” postmark.
Here’s the way it works: Have your kids write a letter to Santa. Let her or him use it into an envelope addressed simply “SANTA CLAUS, THE NORTH POLE.”
Later, secretly open the letter and write a response from Santa. USPS suggests writing it on the back of your child’s letter so they can see the original in addition to Santa’s response.
“When responding as Santa, create the response as personal as possible by highlighting your child’s accomplishments in the last year,” USPS suggests. “For example, helping throughout the house, receiving good grades in a particular subject at school or engaged in community service activities.”
Then, place it within an envelope addressed for your child with “SANTA CLAUS, THE NORTH POLE” since the return address.
Add the correct postage ? USPS suggests 98dexnpky of the new holiday-themed stamps ? then input it in the larger envelope, also with all the necessary postage.
USPS says letters must arrive by Dec. 15 for Santa’s helpers to get the response back to your son or daughter over time for Christmas.
The company estimates that it’ll handle some 16 billion letters, cards and packages this holiday period. The busiest mailing day is expected to become Dec. 19, as well as the busiest expected delivery day will likely be Dec. 22, with 30 million packages delivered on that day alone.