Want to receive a letter back from Santa?

Posted at 11:06 AM, Dec 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-03 12:06:31-05

He’s making a list … checking it twice, going to find out who is naughty or nice.

Want to send a letter to Santa Claus this year? We have his address.

The United States Postal Service has the details on just exactly how you can make sure your letter goes straight to the North Pole and even receive a reply.

1. Have your child write a letter to Santa and place it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole.
2. Later, when you’re 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. Ensure the envelope is affixed with a First-Class Mail stamp, such as a recently issued Charlie Brown Christmas stamp.
6. Place the complete envelope into a larger envelope — preferably a Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope — with appropriate postage, and address it to: North Pole Postmark Postmaster 4141 Postmark Drive Anchorage, AK 99530-9998

“Letters from Santa” must be received by the Anchorage, AK postmaster no later than Dec. 15 to ensure a reply. Santa’s helpers at the Postal Service will take care of the rest.

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Here are some extra tips from the U.S. Postal Service:

• To save paper, write on the back of your child’s letter. This will keep the letters together and your child will always be able to recall what he or she wrote.
• When responding as Santa, make the response as personal as possible by highlighting your child’s accomplishments over the past year. For example, helping around the house, receiving good grades in a particular subject at school or participating in sports or community service activities.
• This is a great activity that the whole family can enjoy, including parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and other caregivers.