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USPS Letters to Santa Program & NORAD’s Santa Tracker

by on December 1st, 2016


Santa is coming to town!!! It’s December 1st and it’s time to start gearing up for the holidays and get the kids prepared for Santa’s arrival Christmas eve. First things first for the kiddos is to write their Santa letter of what they want for Christmas. I always wondered where all these Santa letters go and I learned that USPS has a Letters to Santa Program.

For more than 100 years ago USPS started receiving letters to Santa. In select Post Offices the general public is invited to “adopt” Santa letters. In all locations where the public may adopt letters written to Santa, strict privacy guidelines are in place. Any member of the public choosing to adopt a letter may simply respond in writing or if they choose grant the wish, a decision that is left to the individual.

Individual customers and representatives of organizations wanting to adopt a letter must come to a participating Operation Santa Post Office in person. Both individual customers and organizational representatives must fill out the proper PS Forms 6012 (organization), 6012-A (organization record of letter), or 6012-I (individual) and show identification before viewing any letters. Continue Reading…

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