- December 3, 2020

Here’s How to Send Letters to Santa Through the USPS Operation Santa Program

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Send a letter to Santa and he just might grant your wish! This has been a tough year for everyone and the USPS will most likely receive a record number of letters sent to Santa around the country.

Most letters ask for toys and games. Some ask for basic necessities. Some ask for help for themselves and their loved ones.

The USPS Operation Santa program makes it possible for individuals and organizations to adopt these letters and send responses and thoughtful gifts in Santa’s place.

Here’s how to send a letter to Santa:

Santa’s mailing address should be placed in the middle of the envelope. Letters can be addressed simply to SANTA CLAUS, but the USPS prefers his official Postal Service address:


Write your full name and address in the upper left corner.

Then, apply a first-class stamp in the upper right.

Letters requesting clothes and shoes should include sizes and colors. Letters requesting toys, games and books should be specific.

These letters will populate the USPSOperationSanta.com website, which opens for letter adoption on Friday, Dec. 4.

And here’s how you can answer letters to Santa:

Neighbors are encouraged to go online and adopt a letter to help a child or family have a happy holiday when they otherwise might not.

There will be no in-person letter adoptions this year due to COVID-19.

Letters received before December 15 will be uploaded and made available for adoption, though the sooner your letter is received, the more likely it is to be answered.

More details for writing letters to the USPS Operation Santa program can be found on the USPSOperationSanta.com website.