With Christmas coming soon, the United States Postal Service is putting the word on the proper way to get letters to Santa Claus at the North Pole (or a support person near you) for kids in need.
USPS Retail Support Specialist Ana Medina was at the Encino Post Office on Tuesday, November 16 to talk about USPS’ Operation Santa.
“Operation Santa is something we’ve done for over 100 years, and it’s a way for families to write to Santa and ask him for the holiday season,” Medina said.
Here are tips for any kids (or adults helping them) sending Christmas wishes to Santa through the USPS program:
– Children can write to the cheerful old man at 123 Elf Road, North Pole, 88888;
– Correspondence must be postmarked by December 10 to be eligible;
There is no age limit for writing a letter to Santa;
-Letters must be specific with the size, preferred color, toy or anything else they want of shoes and clothing; And
Letters must have a return address and a first class stamp.
29, the letters will be uploaded to the Operation Santa website, where volunteers can view them and select up to 15 to purchase items for letter writers.
Volunteers will receive a QR code from the website and drop gifts wrapped with the code at the post office for distribution to children.
Medina stressed the many children in need and heard a letter from the past. “Last year, I remember seeing a kid asking for a mattress,” she said. “That’s why there are a lot of families in need, so please be generous.”
St. Nick’s hands are full of so many kids, and the USPS Elves are doing their best to help put smiles on little faces this coming Christmas.