The United States Postal Service has opened the submissions period for its yearly program “Operation Santa.”
“Operation Santa” was started to help those in need during the holidays more than 109 years ago. Kids started sending letters to Santa and then Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock allowed local postmasters to permit employees and customers to respond to the letters. Hitchcock’s decision in 1912 is still going strong a century later.
Like before, all someone has to do is write a letter to Santa and send it to:
123 Elf Road
North Pole, 88888
Postal service officials suggest that writers ask for whatever they want, just making sure to list their size, favorite colors and favorite styles for clothes are listed. Similar suggestions are helpful for books, toys and other items. The more specific the description, the better chance the recipient will get what they’ve wished for if their letter is selected by volunteer elves.
Letters must be postmarked by Dec. 10 and they will be uploaded to the website for adoption through Dec. 15.
If you want to be an elf and bring joy to a family by adopting a letter, you must be registered and vetted by providing an ID before signing up for a letter or two.
Businesses can also form teams to help bring holiday cheer to those who need it most.
For more information on how to become a wish granter, click here.