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Don’t miss out on the USPS “Letters from Santa” program!

Did you know your child can get a letter from Santa with a return address from the North Pole? You DO NOT want to miss out on this opportunity from the the United States Postal Service’s “Letters from Santa” program now called Greetings from the North Pole.

It will require some work on your part since you’ll be playing the role of Santa, but we promise, the lifelong memories you will make with your child will make it all worthwhile! And, the best part is it will cost you no more than two postage stamps.

Time is quickly running out though. The letters must be received by the Anchorage, Alaska postmaster no later than Saturday, December 10, 2022.

Here are the steps USPS says you’ll need to take for your child to get a letter back from the North Pole:

1) Have your child write a letter to Santa and place it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole.
2) Later, when alone, open the envelope and write a personalized response.
3) Insert the response letter into an envelope and address it to the child.
4) Add the return address: SANTA, NORTH POLE, to the envelope.
5) Affix a First-Class Mail stamp to the envelope.
6) Place the complete envelope into a larger envelope with appropriate postage and address it to:

North Pole Postmark Postmaster
4141 Postmark Drive
Anchorage, AK 99530-9998

Letters from Santa must be received by the Anchorage, AK, postmaster no later than Dec. 10, 2022. Santa’s helpers at the Postal Service will take care of the rest.

Share your experience on social media using #GreetingsFromTheNorthPole.

More tips form USPS:

  • Save paper and write Santa’s response on the back of your child’s letter so your child remembers what they wrote to Santa! It will also be a nice keepsake you’ll treasure for years to come!Here’s a link of examples if you need some inspiration!
  • Since YOU are responding as Santa, make sure to highlight your child’s accomplishments over the last year to make the letter from Santa even more personal.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

*Photo by Darlene Barlows Photography.

Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne is an award-winning former television news journalist who spent 15+ years in newsrooms across the state of Florida including Sarasota, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and right here in Tampa Bay where she still freelances on occasion. She covered the political beat, crime beat and every day breaking news during her time in Florida newsrooms, but is now focused on sharing positive news stories and events with families in Tampa Bay. She is a proud mommy of two little boys who keep her on her toes and laughing every day. Her goal is to inspire families just like yours to get out and play and experience all that Tampa Bay and our great state of Florida have to offer! She encourages you to share your stories and upcoming events so we can spread the good news.

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