Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus — and the U.S. Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter — complete with a North Pole postmark.
Here are the steps for your child to get a letter back from Santa:
1)Have your child write a letter to Santa and place it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole.
2)Later, when alone, open the envelope and write a personalized response.
3)Insert the response letter into an envelope and address it to the child.
4)Add the return address: SANTA, NORTH POLE, to the envelope.
5)Affix a First-Class Mail stamp, to the envelope.
6)Place the complete envelope into a larger envelope with appropriate postage and address it to:
North Pole Postmark
4141 Postmark Drive
Anchorage, AK 99530-9998
“Letters from Santa” must be received by the Anchorage, AK, postmaster no later than Dec. 15. Santa’s helpers at the Postal Service will take care of the rest.
The Letters from Santa program adds to the excitement of Christmas and is ideal for interesting youngsters in letter writing, stamps and penmanship.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.