Here's a chance to prove to your child, that there really is a Santa Claus. It's a service provided this year from the U.S. Postal Service, along with help from Moms & Dads. Here's how it works. Simply follow these steps.

1. Take your child's letter to Santa and address it to Santa Claus, North Pole. Then, write your response from Santa and place it in the envelope as well.

2. Address an envelope to your child, with the return address of Santa, North Pole.

3. Affix a First-Class stamp, and place the letter into a larger envelope. The Postal Service would prefer you use a Priority Mail Flat Rate envelope, along with appropriate postage, and send it to this address.

North Pole Postmark


4141 Postmark Drive

Anchorage, Alaska 99530-9998

Make sure your letter is received no later than December 15, and the Post Office will take care of the rest. Your child will receive a letter with a North Pole postmark.

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This year, the Postal Service would like to share the letters on social media. If you like, just post a picture of your child with the letter from Santa, with the hashtag #LettersFromSanta.

True, it's a bit of work for Mom & Dad, but the payoff should be the expression on your child's  face when they get that letter from Santa.