Saturday, December 10, 2016

'Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus'

NORTH POLE — Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus — and the U.S. Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter — complete with a North Pole postmark.

Here are the steps for your child to get a letter back from Santa:

ü Have your child write a letter to Santa and place it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole.
ü Later, when alone, open the envelope and write a personalized response.
ü Insert the response letter into an envelope and address it to the child.
ü Add the return address: SANTA, NORTH POLE, to the envelope.
ü Affix a First-Class Mail stamp, such as a new Holiday Windows stamp, to the envelope.
ü Place the complete envelope into a larger envelope — preferably a Priority Mail Flat Rate envelope — with appropriate postage and address it to:

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

“Letters from Santa” must be received by the Anchorage, AK, Postmaster no later than December 15. Santa’s helpers at the Postal Service will take care of the rest.

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