Kids everywhere can get an official letter from Santa Claus this holiday season. Whether it’s through a local program, US Postal Service or e-mail, kids can send their letters and receive a letter back! How awesome to be the kid who gets mail from Santa Claus himself during the holiday season?
Letter from Santa: US Postal Service
Who knew that the US Postal Service had a full program where kids will receive a letter from Santa? This is great for parents who want to maybe get another year or two of believing in Santa from kids who are starting to grow up. Getting their own letter from Santa will give the kids proof that Santa exists, complete with a postmark from the North Pole! Ironically, the letters are actually mailed from a post office in Alaska! It is a process though, so follow the steps!
- Kids write a letter to Santa and put it in an envelope addressed to “Santa Claus, North Pole”.
- Reply to your child’s letter (when you are alone) by writing on the back of their letter. Sign the letter from Santa Claus. Santa can add tidbits like how proud he is certain accomplishments, say that he’s being “green” by writing on the back of the letter and can add to make sure to go to sleep early on Christmas Eve.
- This is important: put the letter back into an envelope, address it to your child, make the return address “Santa Claus, North Pole” and put a first class stamp on it.
- Put the envelope in a larger envelope and send it to NORTH POLE POSTMARK POSTMASTER, 4141 POSTMARK DR, ANCHORAGE AK 99530-9998 so that it is received before December 15, 2014.
- The post office in Alaska will open the envelope, take the letter that you wrote back to your child from Santa and mail it. Your child will receive their own letter from Santa!
Take a picture of your child as they read their letter and post it to your choice of social media using #SantaLetters. I can’t imagine the looks on their faces!
Nassau County Letters to Santa
Nassau County, right here on Long Island, will once again host a special network of mailboxes that will send your kids’ Christmas list directly to Santa at the North Pole. Starting Friday, November 21 through Monday, December 15 (2014), kids should deposit their letters into these mailboxes. As long as the letter has a name and return address written legibly, your child will receive an answer from Santa before Christmas. No postage is necessary for the letters to Santa.
Special red and green mailboxes will be accessible from 10am to 4pm at the administration buildings of the following Nassau County Parks:
- Cantiague Park, Hicksville (516.571.7056)
- Christopher Morley Park, Roslyn-North Hills (516.571.8113)
- Grant Park, Hewlett (516.571.7821)
- Rev. Arthur Mackey, Sr. Park, Roosevelt (516.571.8692)
- Wantagh Park, Wantagh (516.571.7460)
- Eisenhower Park, East Meadow
- Lannin House (Parking Field #6) (516.572.0348)
- Nassau Aquatic Center (Parking Field #1A) (516.572.0501)
- or Administration Building (9am – 445pm) (516.572.0200)
For more information about Santa’s mailboxes, please call 516.572.0200 Monday through Friday from 9am to 445pm or visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.
Get an Email Letter From Santa
For those of you more technologically advanced, have your kids shoot Santa an e-mail – and Santa himself will reply! Visit Email Santa, fill the blanks in in the letter with your child and click send. Kids can choose their own stamp and fill in their own information into the form letter. Within minutes, you’ll have a reply back personalized for your child directly from Santa Claus.
Regardless of your method of communication to the man in the red suit working hard this season up in the North Pole, enjoy! Happy holidays!