Saturday, December 1, 2012

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For all you Mommys out there… *wink*


Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Letters from Santa program helps fulfill dreams

The Postal Service’s Letters From Santa program is helping keep the allure of jolly St. Nick alive.

Letters From Santa allows a parent, grandparent or any person to mail a letter to a child in their life from Santa postmarked at the North Pole.

This is how the program works:

  • Write a letter from Santa Claus to the child and sign it “From Santa.”
  • Place the letter into an envelope addressed to your child; use “Santa, North Pole” as the return address.      
  • Affix a First-Class Mail stamp to the envelope.
  • Place the envelope into a larger envelope, affix the appropriate postage and address the larger envelope to:

    4141 POSTMARK DR
    ANCHORAGE AK 99530-9998

  • Your letter from Santa will be mailed back to the child with a North Pole postmark.
  • Multiple letters from Santa to different children can be mailed together in the larger envelope.

    Letters from Santa must be mailed to the Anchorage, AK, Postmaster no later than Dec. 10.  Santa’s helpers in Anchorage will take care of the rest.

    Letters sent to children through this program are separate from the Postal Service’s “Operation Santa” program. Operation Santa matches customers with letters written to Santa from needy children. Participants in this 100-year-old program answer children’s wishes with a gift and a response letter from Santa. (Customers are not provided the child’s address in the “Operation Santa” program.)


    1 comment:

    Anonymous said...

    I live here in Anchorage, AK and didn't know about this!! Thank you for sharing :)