Letters to Santa

I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but I like to plan ahead, which includes sending our annual letter to Santa Claus!

Did you know that your child can write a letter to Santa and have one returned to you postmarked from The North Pole?!

When I was a kid, I would write a letter to Santa, and every Christmas morning I would wake up to a handwritten response. (My mom stayed up extra late writing those letters in special handwriting so I always believed in the magic of Christmas and Santa). I always knew that would be a tradition I would want to continue with my own children. When it came time for me to start the Santa letters, I was so excited to find out that you could actually receive a postmarked “North Pole”!

Since she was born my daughter has received a letter from Santa. She is obviously too young to write a letter herself, so for now it’s just the return letter and that special stamp! I write a heartfelt letter recapping her year, milestones and letting her know that her kindness and good behavior make us so happy and proud of her. All of the letters are then kept in a keepsake box for her to open once she is old enough. I want her to hold on to special memories for years to come! She loves coming with me to check the mailbox, so I know this is going to be an extra fun year now that she will understand the mail is addressed to her! I can’t wait!

Your kids are sure to love this one! Give it a try!!

Here is the information from the USPS website:

  1. Have the child write a letter to Santa and place it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole.
  2. Write a personalized response to the child’s letter and sign it “From Santa.”
  3. Insert both letters into an envelope, and address it to the child.
  4. Add the return address: SANTA, NORTH POLE, to the envelope.
  5. Ensure a first-class mail stamp is affixed to the envelope.
  6. Place the complete envelope into a larger envelope, with appropriate postage, and address it to:NORTH POLE POSTMARK
    4141 POSTMARK DR
    ANCHORAGE AK 99530-9998


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