Want to get a letter from Santa to your child, including a postmark from the North Pole? It’s easier than you think thanks to the folks at the U.S. Postal Service.
It’s all part of the agency’s “Letters FROM Santa Program” which makes it easy for your child to get a letter from Santa in the mail.
Below are the instructions from the U.S. Postal Service. Simply follow these steps and in just a few days, your child will get their letter from Santa including a postmark from the North Pole.
1. Have your child write a letter to Santa and seal it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole. Tell your child that you’ll place a stamp on the envelope and mail it to St. Nick for him or her.
2. Later, when alone, open the envelope, read the letter and write Santa’s response on the back of the child’s letter. Have Santa write: “It’s important to be green and save paper. That’s why I’m writing on the back.”
3. When responding as Santa, reference your child’s accomplishments not included in his or her letter, i.e., Santa is so proud that you volunteered to help ____, or Santa is really impressed with the great job you’re doing in school — especially with math, etc. Sign it Santa Claus with a P.S. to get to bed early Christmas Eve.
4. Place the letter into a new envelope addressed to the child at his or her home. Be sure to include: Santa Claus, North Pole, as the return address on the envelope. Don’t forget to apply a First-Class stamp — such as a recently issued Santa or Rudolph Forever stamp.
5. Place the stamped envelope in a larger envelope (or Priority Mail envelope) with adequate postage addressed to:
NORTH POLE HOLIDAY POSTMARK POSTMASTER
4141 POSTMARK DR
ANCHORAGE AK 99530-9998
Once received, the Postmaster will open the envelope, remove “Santa’s Letter” addressed to your child, apply the North Pole postmark, and mail it back to you.