Send a Letter to Santa and Have Santa Write Back

Make sure you send those letters before Dec. 10!

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

But what if Santa wrote back? The United States Postal Service is accepting "Letters From Santa," a program allowing anyone to write a letter to any child, signed by Santa.

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.”
  2. Insert the letter into an envelope addressed to your child with the return address: SANTA, NORTH POLE.
  3. Ensure a First-Class Mail stamp is affixed to the envelope.
  4. Place the envelope into a larger envelope, with appropriate postage, and address the larger envelope to:
    4141 POSTMARK DR
    ANCHORAGE AK 99530-9998
  5. Your letter “From Santa” will be mailed back to your child, postmarked from the North Pole.
  6. “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.

In Southampton, letters to Santa can be dropped off at the Southampton Post Office.  


Amelia Baxendell December 09, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Dear Santa, Hello. My name is Amelia Baxendell. I am from Tampa. My Christmas wish is to get a GIRL Elf on The Shelf. Please bring me a GIRL Elf on The Shelf. My address is 4450 13th way North East St. Petersburg Fl. 33703. Love, Amelia P.S. Can I please have The Elf on The Shelf by tommorow at 10:00 A.M., Thank you:-):-):-)
Amelia Baxendell December 09, 2012 at 02:50 AM
Hello my name is Amelia Island from Tampa my Christmas wish is that I get a girl elf on the shelf. Please make the Elf on the Shelf a girl. My address is 4450 13th way northeast Saint Petersburg Florida 33703. Love, Amelia
ebbony burns December 09, 2012 at 09:31 PM
hello santa my name is ebbony i am from cheltenham england my christmas wish is to meet matty b for real my adress is 4 sochi mews
Emily Olsen December 11, 2012 at 04:35 AM
hi santa u have not sended any of these kids a letter back.now i am not at all trying to be nauty or get on that list so please reply to me


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