Santa’s post office getting busier; 1,000’s of letters already received

Each and every letter will get a response in time for Christmas

NORTH POLE, Canada; Each year, the holiday season puts a spotlight on popular toys and new exciting trends, but one timeless holiday tradition is still going strong for children all over the world. Already, Santa’s post office is reporting letters are pouring in – with the first one received in July, reminding Santa to eat well and exercise in anticipation of a very busy holiday season.

Santa’s Chief Postal Elf Holly T. Elf is reporting that already some 10,000 letters have come in, keeping postal elves busy.

increase of about 10 per cent in letters is expected this year, meaning that Santa’s post office could answer over 1.5 million letters this season in more than 30 languages, including Braille.

Santa and his 6,000 postal elves will ensure that each and every letter will get a response in time for Christmas.

“I encourage all the girls and boys to send their letter to Santa soon,” says Holly T. Elf, who started working at the North Pole post office more than 30 years ago. “And don’t forget to include your return address. While Santa knows where your house is, the postal elf team needs your address to ensure your letter will be delivered on time.”

All letters to Santa should be mailed before December 16 to give Santa enough time to send a letter back. Postage is not required for letters to Santa – but encouraging proper addressing is a good learning experience for all.

Santa’s address is:

Santa Claus

North Pole

Canada, HOH OHO

About Santa’s post office

Canada Post’s national Santa Letter-writing Program officially began 33 years ago, though local programs began even earlier. For the past 13 years, the program has averaged one million letters or more a year and in total answered more than 23.2 million letters. The program could not exist without the help of current and retired employees of Canada Post who volunteer their time to ensure each letter is answered. The company extends its sincere thanks to all volunteers. To learn more about Santa’s post office please visit



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