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Writing to Santa

We’re no longer accepting letters for this year’s program. You’ll find instructions below for how to send a letter when we’re back next holiday season!

Share Your Details

Include first name, last name, full return address, and your holiday wishes

Send It to Santa

Put Santa’s address and postage stamp on the envelope

Be On Time

Key 2024 dates will be announced ahead of the holiday season

How To Write a Letter

Some must-do’s to remember when crafting your letter to Santa.

An example of a properly addressed letter.
Write Santa’s mailing address on the envelope
123 Elf Road
North Pole, 88888
An example of a properly addressed letter.
Include your full name and return address along with your apartment number in the upper left corner
An example of a properly addressed letter.
Attach a First-Class™ stamp in the upper right corner

Make Your Letter Even Better

Santa has a lot of letters to read, so here’s how you can make his job easier:

  • Write legibly
  • Include your full name and address in the letter
  • List the gifts you want in order of preferences
  • Be specific about the gifts you’re asking for
  • Don’t ask for gifts that might be too expensive

Resources and Tips

Download and print one of our templates in case you need a little help.

Instructions + All Templates

Dear Santa Letter

Tree Letter

Ho Ho Ho Letter

Winter Bear Letter

Helpful Tips

P.S. Here are some things to remember:

  • For a family: group all your family’s letters in one envelope and include additional stamps depending on the weight
  • For an organization or classroom: send all letters individually in their own standard size letter envelope, each with a First-Class stamp
  • Don’t include any 3D art
  • You can submit a letter even if you don’t have an existing USPS Operation Santa account

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