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Published November 15th 2012
Santa doesn't do text messages
Writing letters to Santa is a Christmas tradition that is fun for both kids and adults. Australia Post helps to keep the magic alive by handling deliveries direct to the North Pole. If you are on the nice list, you will get a personalised letter back from the jolly, old elf himself.
Writing the Letter Your letter can be whatever you want it to be. For the littlies, a drawing or even a simple collage will work. Mum or Dad can help with the writing if necessary. Last year, my 2 year old had a blast doodling and glittering. I helped him with the important parts (saying Thank you to Santa of course). My then six year old took such care with his writing as he knew that Santa was old and had bad eyes. Parents will often be surprised at the lovely sentiments that kids will include such as reminding Santa to look out for those less fortunate.
Australia Post has the inside track on the specific address in the North Pole where Santa receives his mail. Put your letter in an envelope and address it to:
Santa NORTH POLE 9999
Be sure to include a 60 cent stamp for postage. You must also include your return address on the back of the envelope to ensure Santa knows where to send his reply. You can post your letter over the counter or in any red Australia Post post-box. Some locations even have dedicated post boxes for Santa.
Important: Post your letter by 16th December to ensure Santa has time to respond.
Santa's Reply Your child will receive a personalised letter from Santa. It's a great treat for kids to get mail addressed to them. Letters will generally include a brief message direct from Santa. Last year Santa reminded my son," I hope you have not been fighting with your brother". That reminder came in handy over the long Christmas break.
Letter to Santa Checklist: Write your letter early Address the letter to Santa, North Pole 9999
- Include your return address on the back of the letter (parents may want to help write this to ensure it is legible)
- Don't forget your 60 cent stamp
- Post over the counter or in any red Australia Post box
- Check your mailbox for your reply.