Ok...this blog is for ADULTS ONLY! But in case I need to remain cryptic for little eyes, umm...SANTA needs OUR HELP with answering some of his letters this year...got it?! 😬😁😂 It's that time of year again when a GAZILLION letters addressed to 'SANTA at the North Pole' pile into local post offices from all over the country (and world probably) hoping they will get their 'wishes' or 'presents' for Xmas this year. Due to OVERWHELMING DEMAND, the USPS is asking for OUR HELP, to um take the load off a VERY BUSY Mr. & Mrs. Claus 🙂 So, straight from their website...here's the scoop:
Are you in a position to give a child or family some extra magic this season? If so, you can now adopt a letter written to Santa at USPSOperationSanta.com.
USPS Operation Santa relies solely on random acts of kindness and the generosity of strangers. The program is 110 years old this year. It allows people to help children and families have a magical holiday when they otherwise may not.
Since Sep. 15, the Postal Service has been receiving letters from all across the country and delivering them to Santa’s workshop at 123 Elf Road, North Pole, 88888. Letters sent with accurate postage and complete return addresses have been posted on USPSOperationSanta.com, and today is the day customers can begin reading and adopting them.
If you are able to ADOPT A LETTER:
- Visit USPSOperationSanta.com, click on the registration link and follow the prompts to register and have your identity verified.
- If potential adopters are unable to get their ID verified online, they will be provided a code and given instructions on how to get verified in person at a local Post Office location. Once verified, the adopter will receive a welcome email with detailed information on how to participate in the program.
- Registered adopters can read letters at USPSOperationSanta.com and choose one to fulfill. Once a letter is chosen, adopters must follow the directions they received in their welcome email to ship gifts.
- Packages must be shipped via Priority Mail service, but gifts do not need to be in Priority Mail- branded boxes.
- The last day to adopt letters is Dec. 19, which coincides with the Priority Mail suggested deadline.
- Letter adopters are responsible for postage fees to ship the gift packages.
Accept no imitations
There is only one USPS Operation Santa program, sanctioned by the Postal Service. Fulfilling wishes through the official program is voluntary, and any organization asking you to give them money to adopt letters is in violation of the laws under which the Postal Service operates and is not condoned by, or affiliated with, the Postal Service.
BTW, I registered but due to SO MANY FOLKS already adopting them, I'm waiting for them to post more letters. So, just be patient you big giver you!! and THANK YOU for doing this 🙂