I have a little secret to share with you: I know Santa Claus’s address! In fact, I have actually visited his house at the North Pole. Luckily, I went in July so it was pretty warm. Don’t believe me? See photos of my kids at his house and even one of Santa Claus’s reindeer at the end of this blog post for evidence.
How Your Child Can Get a Letter From Santa Claus Postmarked From the North Pole
The US Postal Service “Letters From Santa” program allows a parent, grandparent or any person in a child’s life to mail a letter to their child “From Santa,” postmarked from the North Pole. It’s easy and all it costs you is a couple of stamps!
Here’s how “Letters From Santa” works:
1. Write a letter to your child from Santa Claus and sign it “From Santa.”
2. Insert the letter into an envelope addressed to your child with the return address:
SANTA, NORTH POLE.
3. Ensure a First-Class Mail stamp is affixed to the envelope.
4. Place the envelope into a larger envelope, with appropriate postage, and address the larger envelope to:
NORTH POLE POSTMARK
4141 POSTMARK DR
ANCHORAGE AK 99530-9998
5. Your letter “From Santa” will be mailed back to your child, postmarked from the North Pole.
“Letters From Santa” must be mailed to the Anchorage, AK, postmaster no later than Dec. 10, 2012. Santa’s helpers in Anchorage will take care of the rest.
The personalized letters that parents send to their children via the “Letters From Santa” program is different from the historical “Operation Santa” program. In “Operation Santa,” the Postal Service facilitates the matching of customers with letters written to Santafrom needy children. Participants in “Operation Santa” help fulfill a child’s dream with a gift and a response letter from Santa. (Customers are not provided the child’s address in the “Operation Santa” program.) The “Letters From Santa” program helps parents fulfill the dreams of their own children.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
Okay so as promised, here is evidence of my family’s visit to Santa Claus’s house in North Pole. We took the first photo outside of the Santa Claus House. The second photo shows a wall of letters to Santa from children around the world! The last one is a picture of one of Santa Claus’s reindeer. It was July, so he was shedding his long winter hair (that’s why his fur looks a little scraggly).