How to Get a Letter From Santa to Your Child, Via the North Pole, U.S. Post
You may now have known that the U.S. Postal Service actually has
a FREE service to have Santa respond to your child's letter sent to
the north pole! If you follow the ddirections below, Santa
will reply to your child's letter to Santa, via the U.S. mail
services, complete with a postmark on the letter from the North
- Have the child write
a letter to Santa and place it in an envelope addressed
Santa Claus, North Pole.
- Write a personalized
response to the child's letter and sign it "From Santa."
I use a font that looks like old world handwriting,
Script MT Bold, example:
and print it out.
To save paper you can write the response on the back of
your child's letter.
- Insert both letters
into an envelope, and address it to your child.
- Add the return
address: SANTA, NORTH POLE, to the envelope.
- Be sure to put a a First-Class
Mail stamp on the envelope.
- Place the complete envelope into a larger envelope,
again, with appropriate
postage, and address it to:
NORTH POLE POSTMARK
Remember: you need to put
- your child's letter to Santa , and
- YOUR response (from Santa) to your child, AND
- and envelope address to your child as shown at right
all inside the envelope addressed to
"Santa Claus, North Pole" AND put stamps on both the inside and
We recommend sending Greetings from the North Pole by
early December (by the end of the first week of December) so that they can be received by the Anchorage,
AK, Postmaster no later than December 14. Santa's helpers in
Anchorage, AK, will take care of the rest!
- When responding as
Santa, make the response as personal as possible by
highlighting your child's accomplishments over the past
year. For example, helping around the house, receiving
good grades in a particular subject at school or
participating in community service activities.
- Be environmentally friendly, save paper by writing
on both sides of your child's letter. If you keep them
together, your child will also be able to recall what he
or she wrote.
- This is a great
activity for Thanksgiving that the whole family can
enjoy, including parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles
and other caregivers.