Parenting

How to Get a Return Letter From Santa—From the North Pole!

If you’ve got little kids, chances are they’ll be writing a letter to Santa Claus in the coming weeks, putting in requests for the toys that they’d like. The post office is certainly no stranger to these types of letters, with countless ones being mailed every single year. But did you know that you can get a letter back from Santa, with a North Pole Postmark?!

According to this Huffington Post article, it’s surprisingly easy to make your kids’ year with a return letter. Here’s what you do:

Have your child write a letter to Santa. Let him or her put it into an envelope addressed simply “SANTA CLAUS, THE NORTH POLE.”

Later, secretly open the letter and write a response from Santa. USPS suggests writing it on the back of your child’s letter so he or she can see the original along with Santa’s response.

…Then, put it in an envelope addressed to your child with “SANTA CLAUS, THE NORTH POLE” as the return address.

Add the proper postage…Then, send it all to:

North Pole Postmark
Postmaster
4141 Postmark Drive
Anchorage, AK 99530-9998

Apparently, the USPS has personnel on standby in Anchorage for this very purpose. To ensure that your child gets Santa’s letter in time, make sure to send it off no later than December 15. What a fun, festive way to help celebrate the holiday!