DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – This is a holiday spoiler alert for parents! Don’t let your kids read on or it will spoil the holiday surprise!
The United States Postal Service is offering up some advice for sending a letter to Santa this holiday season.
It even has a step-by-step procedure to make sure your child gets a response from the ‘man’ himself.
Not only will Santa Claus open the letter, but he will postmark it from the North Pole and send back a response.
Here are the steps to take from the USPS:
- Have your child write a letter to Santa and seal it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole.
- Tell your child that you’ll place a stamp on the envelope and mail it to St. Nick for him or her.
- Later, when alone, open the envelope, read the letter and write Santa’s response on the back of the child’s letter. Have Santa write: “It’s important to be green and save paper. That’s why I’m writing on the back.”
- When responding as Santa, reference your child’s accomplishments not included in his or her letter, i.e., Santa is so proud that you volunteered to help ____, or Santa is really impressed with the great job you’re doing in school – especially with math, etc. Sign it Santa Claus with a P.S. to get to bed early Christmas Eve.
- Place the letter into a new envelope addressed to the child at his or her home. Be sure to include: Santa Claus, North Pole, as the return address on the envelope.
- Don’t forget to apply a First-Class stamp – such as a recently issued Santa or Rudolph Forever stamp.
Sure, the steps involve the purchase of stamps and a bit of planning, but it takes a little help to get a hold of Santa himself during this busy time of year.