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Christmas rituals include Bing Crosby and letters to Santa
Once the Melbourne Cup has been run, it's a quick slide into Christmas. Do you know what that means other than shopping, cleaning, cooking and dusting off the decorations?
Letters to Santa. Yes, it's time to sit the Little People down with paper and coloured pencils to write a letter to Father Christmas telling him whether they've been "naughty or nice".
Over the years, children have shared in their letters what it is that makes Christmas special for them, their family traditions, and what their Wish List includes. Last year, Australia Post received over 100,000 letters destined for the North Pole. This exercise adds to the magic of Christmas, helps children with their literacy skills, and more importantly, who doesn't remember the joy of going to the letterbox to find a letter for themselves? Not a bill nor advertising material but a letter with your own name on the envelope!
Children of any age are encouraged to take part and letters should be addressed to Santa, North Pole 9999 with a 65c Christmas stamp affixed to the front of the envelope, and a name and return address on the back so Santa knows where to send his reply.
My local Post Office even has a proforma postcard at no cost available to send personal details to Santa for the creatively challenged.
Parents and children who have low vision can opt-in to receive a large text reply from Santa by sending their letters to Santa Mail (large text), North Pole 9999.
Santa Mail letters can be placed in any red street posting box, or a dedicated Santa Mailbox in participating Post Offices, and are encouraged to post letters before Friday 3 December, so Santa can reply before he and the elves get really bogged down preparing parcels and the reindeer!