Thousands of letters addressed to Santa arrive at the Post Office each year. Operation Santa invites people to adopt and respond to these letters that are written by children and families across the country.
Letters addressed to Santa’s official address are sorted, read and published on the website with personal information redacted. For those who want to participate by adopting a letter, USPS Operation Santa is now open for registration and identity verification. Go to USPSOperationSanta.com and start the process. Adopters are then able to browse and select letters they love and respond with a gift and a note.
While the program has been in operation since the 1940’s, it didn’t go online until 2017, which has allowed more people to get involved and adopt more letters. Thanks to the generosity of adopters all over the U.S., Operation Santa delivers joy to more doorsteps every year, making holiday wishes come true.
Learn more about the letters, including tips for writing and mailing a letter to Santa to have a wish fulfilled at www.uspsoperationsanta.com. Letters to Santa must be postmarked by Dec. 12. The last day to adopt letters before the website closes is Dec. 19 at 8 p.m.