Published: Fri, December 02, 2016
Business | By Patricia Jimenez

It's that time again: Send your letters to Santa

It's that time again: Send your letters to Santa

It sits on a unique, 25-acre lot in the North Pole and features a river rock fireplace, a gourmet kitchen and a wood-burning stove in one of the guest suites.

The company just added an off-market listing that you just might recognize: Santa Claus' North Pole house. Store parking lots are full, Christmas shopping is in full swing, and the holidays are almost upon us.

In an effort to help out the hardworking Santa Claus during his busiest time of the year, the USPS runs a Letters to Santa program.

Apply postage to cards or letters before bringing or mailing them to the post office. So many local newspapers encouraged children to mail their letters to them, where they would sometimes be answered by local organizations engaged for this objective.

Letters can be placed in the special Santa Mail Boxes at Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest, Karuah and Bulahdelah Post Offices. However, when word spread that Kris Kringle made phone calls each year, the volume of requests took up much of the jolly fellow's pertinent toy tinkering time.

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Her children need to ask how Santa's year has been and wish him well.

Cozying up in Santa's crib is going to cost you, though.

For Nadia Chegrinec, a Canada Post employee, writing to Santa Claus has been a family tradition for a decade. Gift donors now must present photo ID, and children's names and addresses are kept private via a numbering system that assigns delivery locations.

New Zealand Post is working with the Blind Foundation and children can opt to be sent a response from Santa in large text or braille.

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