Free Letters from Santa (ALL)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, December 05, 2009 | 1 comments
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Free Letters from SantaWriting letters to Santa Claus has been a Christmas tradition for children for many years. These letters normally contain a wish-list of toys and assertions of good behavior.

Many postal services allow children to send letters to Santa Claus pleading their good behavior and requesting gifts; these letters may be answered by postal workers or other volunteers. Canada Post has a special postal code for letters to Santa Claus, and since 1982 over 13,000 Canadian postal workers have volunteered to write responses. His address is: Santa Claus, North Pole, Canada, H0H 0H0. Sometimes children's charities answer letters in poorer communities or from children's hospitals in order to give them presents that they would not otherwise receive.

In Britain it is tradition to burn the Christmas letters on the fire so that they would be magically transported by the wind to the North Pole. However, this tradition is dying out in modern times with few people having true open fires in their homes. Recently however, national postal service Royal Mail revived the tradition by giving "Santa Claus" a special address: Santa/Father Christmas, Santa’s Grotto, Reindeerland, SAN TA1. For 2009, an alternative has been used: Father Christmas, North Pole, SAN TA1.

In Mexico and other Latin American countries, besides using the mail, sometimes children wrap their letters to a small helium balloon, releasing them into the air so Santa magically receives them.

Through the years Santa Claus of Finland has received over eight million letters. He gets over 600,000 letters every year from over 150 countries. Children from Great Britain, Poland and Japan are the busiest writers. The Finnish Santa Claus lives in Korvatunturi but Santa's Official Post Office is situated in Rovaniemi at the Arctic circle. His address is: Santa Claus, Santa Claus Village, FIN-96930 Arctic Circle, Finland.

Children can also receive a letter from Santa through agencies such as Santa ThePenPal. Parents can order a personalized "Santa letter" to be sent to their child, often with a North Pole postmark. The "Santa Letter" market generally relies on the internet as a medium for ordering such letters rather than retail stores.

In the United States, letters to Santa are routed to North Pole, Alaska, where they are answered by volunteers.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Claus#Letter_writing

Here's a few more that I found:

Offers info on "How to Get a North Pole Postmark for Personalized Santa Letters"
hubpages.com/hub/personalized-santa-letters

Send Santa a letter and he’ll write you back - and tons of Christmas activities.
www.northpole.com

Write Santa Claus for a safe, free reply fast as reindeer fly! And more Christmas activities.
christmassantaclaus.com

Have you found any other great Santa sites?


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About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up, grandma to three - and happily re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and a cat, Bella.

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1 comments

  1. Elaine says:

    In my experience the best place to create personalized free letters from Santa Claus for my kids is this

    http://bestsantasletter.com/

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