From Santa With Love…

This year, Austin insisted on taking his letter to Santa to the post office himself. The mailbox at the end of my drive way was just not going to suffice this year. 😉 The lady at the post office was just a doll and took his letter and handled it with the utmost importance. She told him, Oh don’t you worry honey, we’ve got a load going up to the North Pole in the back and I will make sure it goes on this trip!” Austin took in a breath and let out a big sigh of relief and then a huge smile came over his face as he’d realized he’d accomplished his mission for the day. 🙂

Well yesterday he got back a letter postmarked from the North Pole and he was jumping up and down. Inside was a great letter from Santa as well as a picture and some Reindeer food that Santa asked be sprinkled outside our house on Christmas Eve. This was our 3rd letter to Santa, and so far we have gotten back a response every year. Austin is just so excited and guarding the reindeer food for dear life. If you haven’t ever actually mailed one, you may just want to go ahead and send that letter off to Santa- as you never know what might happen! There may just be some wonderful unseen Santas in your area too.

I am so grateful to them, whomever they may be, that they give of their time to do this each year- and make children they don’t even know so happy. I am always touched and inspired when we get back our letter from Santa each year!

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  1. My daughters always wants to write a letter to Santa but I never know where to address it to… where do you address it?? Santa Clause North Pole??

  2. awww.that is so sweet…I thought I heard once that there was actually an address you could send them to, but I forget it now! Glad to hear! 🙂

  3. Super cute! No kids around here, but I can imagine how exciting receiving a letter from Santa would be. Plus the Reindeer food is the perfect touch; they need to keep their energy levels up 🙂 Those volunteers are awesome!

  4. Oh My GAWSH!!! I can not wait until my kids come home from school today to write a letter to Santa! This is thee cutest idea. I am doing the elf on the shelf this year too.

  5. For many years I wrote letters back to kids who wrote to Santa. I still remember the kiddo who wanted a tuft of Rudolph’s fur! I clipped him a bit of our golden retriever’s fur and sent it back. It depends upon your community, but in some places(re the lady who asked about it) if a child sends a letter addressed to Santa and there is a return address on it, they will get a reply. In our area, the Rotary club covered the cost of the postage and the stationary to reply to the children.

  6. That is SO sweet! I just printed two letters from Santa that I will mail my nephews (age 1 & 3). I’m excited since I assume they have never gotten anything like that. I can’t wait to do that with my little one when he is older.

  7. On Disney Movie Rewards they have a free reward that includes a letter to santa..The Address included with it says : To: Santa Claus
    North Pole, AK 99705

  8. Awww, he is such a dollbaby!!! I’m so happy for him that Santa sends him a letter every year! So exciting for him! 😀

  9. I work for the USPS and if you send your letter addressed to santa we really do send it to the North Pole where volunters will send your child back a letter all it need is a return address and santa clause no th hing else we know his address pretty cool

  10. My kids do this and even my 18 year old still does. LOL! We live in Christmas, FL. so all of our friends love the postage mark on the envelope. Christmas, Florida.

  11. I work for the post office and I can tell you that Santa letters are given the highest priority! If you’re not sure who to address it to, just put Santa for the Address or Santa / North Pole. All these letters are sent to North Pole, Alaska where they are responded to and returned. I would encourage every child who wants to send a letter to Santa to do so! 🙂

  12. I have never heard of this!! Now that my daughter is old enough to write, I am going to have to take her and her letter to the post office. I had no clue they did this and I’m super stoked to try it out and see if ALL USPS locations do this or if it’s a regional thing. I’m excited to find out though! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  13. WOW- Tis the Season! I absolutely love how magical this time of year is! It totally brings out the goodness in everyone. This is SO sweet! When my kids write to Santa and put it in the mailbox, I usually go grab them before the mail person gets to it. I am so excited to do this. Thanks to you lovely people at the post office for helping us keep the Christmas spirit alive. Bless you all, and Merry Christmas!

  14. Your son is a doll! I’ll have to look around for it, but last year I found a site that did a free video of Santa. You entered in the information such as your child’s name, eye color, toy wanted that year and then Santa talked to him using that info. It was terrific. I’ll see if I can locate it and post it for folks.

  15. My kids are all grown now, but reading this post brought back many wonderful memories and makes me feel warm all over! Thanks Kerry and Austin. And a special thanks to the lovely P.O. employee! 😀

  16. This might sound like a ridiculous question, I really want to do this with my 3.5 year old. How much postage do I use if we don’t go to the post office but put it in our own mailbox?? A regular stamp?

  17. I know what we are going to do this weekend. 🙂 I usually saved the letters they wrote and just printed one of the internet and left it in their stockings. This sounds so cute. Mailed to them!

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