You Can Help The Post Office With Operation Santa

December 6, 2019

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Giving a gift is just as exciting as receiving one. Once again, you can help out Santa by "adopting" a letter to St. Nick and sending the child a toy, a new coat, or whatever else is on their Christmas list. Operation Santa is a program of the U.S. Postal Service that continues to evolve. When kids write a letter to Santa and mail it via the USPS to the official North Pole address, which is 123 Elf Road, North Pole, 88888, the USPS then sorts and scans these letters, removing personal information such as last names and addresses before posting the scanned note to the Operation Santa website. You’ll need to register an account and verify your identity first. Then you can browse through the handwritten letters and select one—or several—to adopt. After completing your Secret Santa shopping, simply package up the present and attach a label with an ID number (which is provided when you adopt a letter) on the box to ensure it goes to the right place. Then visit a participating post office location to drop off your package and pay for the shipping. Although Operation Santa launched more than a hundred years ago, this is the year the first time the public can adopt a letter and help make a Christmas wish come true. If you’d like to participate in Operation Santa, the USPS suggests sending your gift before December 21 to ensure it arrives on time.   

SOURCE: Better Homes & Gardens

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