It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which means malls are decorated with snowflakes, the weather is getting colder, potlucks and parties are piling up, healthy eating is quickly becoming a thing of the past, and your kids are likely inundating you with demands for Santa. Ahhh, the most wonderful time of the year.
While we can’t do much about the cold weather and high demand for homemade desserts every time you turn around (maybe avoid opening emails?), we can help you with how to get your kid’s letters to Santa this year and ensure they get a letter back. The best part? It’s still one of the rare free parts of Christmas.
Canada Post has just issued a press release explaining their new policy for sending letters to kids from Santa. In the past, some children have sent letters to Santa from home and from their school or daycare, which results in one child getting two letters from Santa, making questions about old St. Nick even more difficult for parents to answer. Thankfully, Canada Post has come up with a solution.
In the letter written to teachers and educators, Canada Post is asking that letters sent from large groups, like a daycare centre, be mailed in one package along with a page that includes the correct spelling of the names of all the children in the class. The volunteers at the ‘North Pole’ will then send back one group letter addressed to all the children. If a master list isn’t included, the letter will be a generic form for a group.
So, what if you still want your kid to receive an individualized letter from Santa? No problem. Canada Post’s team of volunteers, who last year answered 1.6 million letters (Ho Ho WOW), will still send individual letters back to kids who write letters to Santa from home.
Group letters from classrooms and daycares are due by December 2, while individual letters sent from home must be mailed by December 11 to receive a response in time for Christmas.
And don’t forget, Santa’s still at the same address of Santa Claus, North Pole, HOH OHO, Canada. Just make sure you include a return address to guarantee your own little elf gets a response from St. Nick.