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HomeCultureCelebrate 101-Years of Letters to Santa With USPS This Christmas

Celebrate 101-Years of Letters to Santa With USPS This Christmas

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The Postal Service have a program called Letters to Santa and have been doing so officially since 1912 when Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock gave postal employees and citizens permission to respond to the letters.

This year, employees and members of the public, charitable organizations and corporations can help the USPS respond to the letters to Santa at Post Offices around the country by participating in the Letters to Santa program. USPS has a system that keeps the address of the little children that are writing letters to Santa confidential and blessing children all over the world simultaneously. If there is an elf in you and you always wanted to be a part of Santa’s team, visit USPS here.

This is the first time we at People’s Pundit Daily have heard of this wonderful program and we would like to spread the word that USPS is celebrating their 101-year anniversary of the Letters to Santa program. If you would like to be part of Santa’s team, then below are the guidelines to follow.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Guidelines

USPS has a policy for “adopting” children’s letters to Santa that’s designed to protect their privacy. Individuals who would like to adopt letters are asked to do so in person, present valid photo identification and fill out a form that includes the list ofletters they are adopting.

Here’s how it works. A person wishing to adopt a letter can go to a Post Office, select one or more letters to take with them and sign the form. The child’s address on the envelope will have been blocked out and the letter assigned a number.

After the individual fulfills the child’s wishes with a gift, he or she returns with the letter and gift to the same Post Office and pays the postage for the package. A postal employee will match the number on the letter with the child’s address, apply a label to it and put the package in the mail stream.

To learn more about how you can help celebrate 101-yr anniversary visit USPS Letters to Santa!

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Laura Lee Baris is the Assistant Editor at People's Pundit Daily (PPD) and the Producer of "Inside the Numbers" with the People's Pundit. Laura covers politics, entertainment, culture and women's issues. She is also married to the People's Pundit, Richard D. Baris, and a mother to their two beautiful children.

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