How to get an official North Pole letter from Santa for as little as 94 cents

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What child doesn’t love a little proof that the man in the red suit is looking out for him? An official letter from Santa, complete with a North Pole postmark, is ther perfect way to share a little holiday magic

The U.S. Postal Service is ready to help eager kids all over hear from the man in the red suit - and the best part is, parents get to

Here are the steps for your child to get a letter back from Santa:

1 - Have your child write a letter to Santa and place it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole.

2 - Later, when alone, open the envelope and write a personalized response, or enlist a friend with different handwriting to help write the response. To save paper, write Santa’s response on the back of your child’s letter, and when responding as Santa, make the response as personal as possible by highlighting your child’s accomplishments over the past year.

3 - Insert the response letter into an envelope and address it to the child.

4 - Add the return address: SANTA, NORTH POLE, to the envelope.

5 - Affix a First-Class Mail stamp to the envelope.

6 - Place the complete envelope into another envelope, affix appropriate postage, and address it to:

North Pole Postmark


4141 Postmark Drive

Anchorage, AK 99530-9998

7 - Mail your letter and wait. Your letter from Santa will arrive back to your child with the “North Pole” postmark!


“Letters from Santa” must be received by the Anchorage, AK, postmaster no later than Dec. 15. Santa’s helpers at the Postal Service will take care of the rest.

If you are mailing multiple letters in one larger envelope, make sur eyou have the proper postage. A First Class stamp costs 47 cents, but larger envelopes require more postage.

Be sure to share the experience on social media using #LettersFromSanta.

Keep in mind the Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.