Yes, there is a Santa - and with the help of the Postal Service, he'll respond to your child's letter! Writing letters to Santa is an exciting tradition that lets kids practice penmanship and grammar.

Here's how:

  1. Have the child write a letter to Santa and place it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole.
  2. Write a personalized response to the child's letter and sign it "From Santa." 
  3. Insert both letters into an envelope, and address it to the child.
  4. Add the return address: SANTA, NORTH POLE, to the envelope.
  5. Ensure a First-Class Mail stamp is affixed to the envelope.
  6. Place the complete envelope into a larger envelope, with appropriate postage, and address it to:

    NORTH POLE POSTMARK POSTMASTER
    4141 POSTMARK DR
    ANCHORAGE AK 99530-9998

Letters from Santa must be received by the Anchorage, AK, Postmaster no later than December 15. Santa’s helpers in Anchorage, AK, will take care of the rest!

Tips:

  • To save paper, write responses on the back of your child’s letter. If you keep them together, your child can remember what he or she originally wrote.
  • When responding as Santa, make the response as personal as possible by highlighting your child’s accomplishments over the past year. After all, he's always watching to make sure who is naughty or nice!
  • Enjoy this holiday tradition with friends, relatives, family members of all ages!

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