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Christmas correspondence

USPS program delivers letters from St. Nick

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Through the Letters from Santa program, children can mail notes to St. Nick and receive personalized responses.

Do you know a child writing a letter to Santa Claus this year?

The Postal Service’s Letters from Santa program allows children to mail notes to St. Nick and receive personalized responses bearing a special North Pole postmark.

To participate, parents and guardians should follow these steps:

• Have your child write a letter to Santa and place it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole.

• Later, when alone, open the envelope and write a personalized response as Santa.

• Insert Santa’s reply into an envelope and address it to your child. On the envelope, add the return address: Santa Claus, North Pole.

• Affix the envelope with a First-Class Mail stamp, available at Post Offices and

• Place the complete envelope inside a larger envelope with appropriate postage and address it to: North Pole Postmark, Postmaster, 4141 Postmark Drive, Anchorage, AK 99530-9998.

• Leave the envelope at your local Post Office, in your mailbox or in a blue collection box, and Santa’s USPS helpers will take care of the rest.

Letters from Santa must be received by the Anchorage, AK, Postmaster no later than Dec. 15.

The Nov. 20 news release and the USPS Holiday Newsroom site have more information.

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