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Holiday Wishes: Send Your Child a 'Letter From Santa' This Christmas

Thanks to a very special U.S. Postal Service program, "Santa" will send a letter tailor-made for any child. Here's how.

Every year, millions of children sit down to make a wish list for Santa, hoping he will make all of their Christmas dreams come true.

But what if Santa actually wrote back? The United States Postal Service is now offering "Letters From Santa," a program that allows any person to play Santa by sending a letter signed by Saint Nick to any child.

According to a postal service news release, "The Letters From Santa program helps parents fulfill the dreams of their own children."

Instructions to send a letter from Santa:

  1. Write a letter to your child from Santa Claus and sign it "From Santa." Put the letter in an envelope addressed to your child with the return address SANTA, NORTH POLE.
  2. Ensure a First-Class Mail stamp is affixed to the envelope.
  3. Place the envelope into a larger envelope, with appropriate postage, and address the larger envelope to:
    NORTH POLE POSTMARK
    POSTMASTER
    4141 POSTMARK DR
    ANCHORAGE AK 99530-9998
  4. Your letter from Santa will be mailed back to your child, postmarked from the North Pole.
  5. “Letters From Santa” must be mailed to the Anchorage, AK postmaster by no later than Dec. 10. Santa’s helpers in Anchorage will take care of the rest.

Does your family take part in the Santa tradition? Will your kids be getting a letter from Santa this year? Tell us in comments.

Lorraine Pozniak December 03, 2012 at 05:00 PM
I can do without the spam, thank you very much. Coach Factory Store is on the naughty list...
Rebecca Whitnall (Editor) December 04, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Me too, Lorraine. I have deleted the ad and asked our tech desk to ban the IP address. As Patch grows in popularity, nationwide we're seeing more of these. Please feel free to let us know when you see one. We try to keep an eye out for them, but miss them on occasion. -- Becca
not Carl Peterson lll January 01, 2013 at 08:30 AM
The post above is also the spamming coachfactory outlet. They seem to be spamming all Patches across the country. Patch is a sub of AOL. Can't they do something to stop the spam from one company?

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