It’s all hands on deck to answer letters to Santa

More than a million letters are expected to roll into Santa’s post office this year. That’s a lot of Christmas wish lists to sort through.

On second thought

More than a million letters are expected to roll into Santa’s post office this year.

That’s a lot of Christmas wish lists to sort through.

Fortunately, the Jolly Old Elf – who always knows who’s been naughty and nice – has some extra hands on deck to help him out.

In the lead up to Christmas, there will be 9,000 postal elves ready to receive letters from children all over the world.

They can answer in 30 different languages, including Braille.

Santa’s Chief Postal Elf offers the following suggestions to children wanting to write:

Be sure to include your return address. Santa knows where you live, but his postal elves need a mailing address to deliver Santa’s letter to your home. After all, not everyone has access to Rudolph.

Send your letter soon! Letters should be mailed no later than Dec. 17 to allow for enough time to reach the North Pole and back.

Remember to write Santa’s address (Santa Claus, North Pole, H0H 0H0) on the envelope. When you’re finished writing your letter to Santa, drop it in a mailbox anywhere in Canada, and the postal elves will make sure it gets to the right place. No stamp required.

The Santa Letter-writing program is an employee-led volunteer initiative of current and retired postal employees who donate more than 226,000 hours of time each holiday season.

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