The time to write letters to Santa Claus has arrived! Growing up, I remember having to write a letter to Santa to place under my pillow 11 days before Christmas, or maybe it was 21 days. After all, Santa needed time to make wishes come true. However, with the advance of technology, children now have their pick of snail mail or email, traditional response times or instant gratification.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus! And the Postal Service™ can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter — complete with the North Pole Postmark! The Greetings from the North Pole Post Office program adds to the excitement of Christmas and is ideal for getting kids interested in letter writing, stamps and penmanship.
Sending a physical letter to Santa can be one of the most exciting things kids will do this Christmas season. Do you know what is even more exciting? Receiving a reply from the Big Man himself. Some of the following places send replies!
United States Postal Service (USPS)
Follow these steps to ensure your children get a response letter from Santa:
- Have your child write a letter to Santa and place it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole.
- Later, when alone, open the envelope and write a personalized response.
- Insert the response letter into an envelope and address it to the child.
- Add the return address: SANTA, NORTH POLE to the envelope.
- Affix a First-Class Mail stamp to the envelope.
- 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 DR
ANCHORAGE, AK 99530-9998
The recommended mail-by date is December 1 to receive a response before Christmas day. Santa’s helpers in Anchorage, AK, will take care of the rest!
Santa Claus Museum Village
Every letter to Santa received by December 16, 2023 will receive a letter back from Santa Claus himself! The earlier you can send in your letter, the better. To help pay for postage, donations are greatly appreciated.
Donations are always appreciated and may be sent with the letters, or mailed to Santa at the same address.
Print-at-Home letters to Santa are also available on our website HERE.
PO Box 1
Santa Claus, IN 47579
If your children are like me and love interacting with Santa instantly, try some of the following websites.
Letters to Santa
Kids just have to fill out their first names, how good they've been and what they would like for Christmas. Submitting this information returns an instant reply from Santa along with clipart. Your child can also check to see whether he or she is on Santa's list!
Write a letter to Santa and receive an audio recording from him!
You can submit your child's first name, your email address and a letter from your child to Santa to receive an audio reply from Kris Kringle in your inbox!
Yes kids its true! Just finish this letter, Santa's waiting for you! From the North Pole, Santa will send your reply... faster than
Rudolph the reindeer can fly!!
Santa Claus House , North Pole, AK
The Santa Claus House offers packages for the original Santa Claus letter and the North Pole deed from a genuine North Pole postmark. The deadline for orders is December 10th, 2015.
Templates for letters TO Santa:
Children are the most creative, however, if some inspiration is needed, the following sites provide some templates for letters to Santa.
Templates for letters FROM Santa:
Revel in your children's joy and excitement when they receive a letter from Santa. Use these easy and fun templates to create the replies.
Kids love to track where Santa is at any given time. Norad Tracks Santa is a fun website for kids to follow Santa's movements.