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USPS Operation Santa Is Now Accepting Letters to Santa for those in Need this Holiday Season

Does your family need help to have a magical holiday season this year? USPS Operation Santa, an 111-year-old program run by the U.S. Postal Service, invites everyone in the U.S. to write letters to Santa. Letters will be posted on without personal identifying information, so others can respond to the holiday wishes. There’s no guarantee all letters will be answered, but it is certainly the goal to fulfill as many gifts as possible. If you don't need help, consider adopting a letter and helping a child or family out.

How to Write to Santa

A letter to Santa should be placed into an envelope with a postage stamp, and sent to 123 Elf Road, North Pole, 88888. Don’t forget your return address — be sure to write it clearly and include an apartment number if applicable, so there is no confusion about where the gift should be sent. Write your return address on the letter itself as well.

Being specific with details about the items on your wish list — like game and book titles, sizes (include infant, toddler or teen), colors, etc. — makes it easier for the letter adopter to know what kind of gift to purchase. Get more tips for writing a letter.