Canada Post ready to deliver letters to Santa

Canada Post's letter-writing campaign is underway. Kids are encouraged to send their letters before Dec. 14.

  • Nov. 19, 2016 1:00 p.m.
CANADA POST helping Santa this Christmas season by delivering kids letters. Children are encouraged to mail letters before Dec. 14 so Santa has enough time to send an answer.

CANADA POST helping Santa this Christmas season by delivering kids letters. Children are encouraged to mail letters before Dec. 14 so Santa has enough time to send an answer.

NORTH POLE, CANADA — Every year, kids from across the country write to Santa, and every year, Canada Post works hard to make sure those letters reach the North — and that Santa’s replies reach their destination too.

With less than six weeks until Christmas, the letter-writing campaign is under way again. The national program has been around for more than 35 years, and in that time answers to more than 26 million letters — in more than 30 languages, including Braille – have been mailed.

Connecting with Santa

Please mail letters before Dec. 14 so Santa has enough time to send an answer. Don’t forget to include a return address. There’s no need for postage, but make sure to get the special address right:

Santa Claus

North Pole

H0H 0H0

Canada

 

Keeping the tradition going

For Nadia Chegrinec, a Canada Post employee, writing to Saint Nick has been a family tradition for a decade. After the Santa Claus parade, her three kids pull out construction paper and write their letter.

“And it has to be a real letter, not just a list!” said Chegrinec in a press release.

Her kids need to ask how Santa’s year has been and wish him well. This is important family time.

“I feel as the kids are growing up, our traditions are waning, and that’s one I’d like to hold on to,” she said.

It’s also a time for the kids to reflect on the previous year.

Chegrinec is part of a group of six busy moms, called the Canada Post Mom Squad, who all work at Canada Post in various departments. Throughout the holiday season, they will be offering behind-the-scene glimpses of operations, talking about online shopping, featuring gift ideas from retailers and sharing holiday shopping tips – both online and traditional.

You can find the latest Mom Squad activities on Canada Post’s social media channels and at canadapost.ca/magazine.

 

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