Santa Will Reply to Letters from Children in Royal Oak

Thanks to a very special U.S. Postal Service program, "Santa" will reply to children who mail him their Christmas wish lists this holiday season.

Every year, millions of children sit down to make a wish list for Santa, hoping he will make all of their Christmas dreams come true.

But what if Santa actually wrote back? The United States Postal Service is now accepting "Letters From Santa," a program that allows any person to play Santa by sending a letter signed by Saint Nick to any child.

According to a postal service news release, "The 'Letters From Santa' program helps parents fulfill the dreams of their own children."

Instructions to send a letter from Santa:

  1. Write a letter to your child from Santa Claus and sign it "From Santa." Put the letter in an envelope addressed to your child with the return address SANTA, NORTH POLE.
  2. Ensure a First-Class Mail stamp is affixed to the envelope.
  3. Place the envelope into a larger envelope, with appropriate postage, and address the larger envelope to:
    4141 POSTMARK DR
    ANCHORAGE AK 99530-9998
  4. Your letter “from Santa” will be mailed back to your child, postmarked from the North Pole.
  5. “Letters From Santa” must be mailed to the Anchorage, AK postmaster by no later than Dec. 10. Santa’s helpers in Anchorage will take care of the rest.

Did you say Santa is Coming to Royal Oak Post Office?

Parents bring your cameras because Santa Claus is coming to town!

In Royal Oak, Santa plans to by the lobby of Royal Oak Post Office from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Dec. 15 to listen to Christmas wishes. He'll be joined by eight speedy reindeer and the Royal Oak Children's Choir. 

(Santa wants kids to know if they bring a letter to make sure your return address is on it.) 

TELL US: Do your children or children in your family plan on writing a letter to Santa this year?

Correction: Santa will be at the Royal Oak Post Office on Dec. 15.

Larissa H December 04, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Oh! I'm sad to hear that Santa will be at the Post Office during the day on a weekday. It excludes those of us who work outside of the home from having the opportunity to bring our children, too. :(
Reddest Wing December 04, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Not too hard to find "Santa" these days...at just about any time of day. Try any random mall, for starters...
Larissa H December 04, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Not really my point, Reddest, but thanks for the advice.
Judy Davids December 04, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Larissa! Be happy! Santa will be at the post office on Dec. 15. There was a typo. See you at the post office!
Cementhead December 05, 2012 at 05:01 AM
If you come to the Royal Oak Post Office at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, Decenber 15th, you will see a holiday spectacle that trounces anything seen at a "mall" or any other such mundane locale. Once you see it, you will believe!


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