USPS’ “Operation Santa” Goes Digital Due To Pandemic
After 108 years, Santa Claus is finally catching up with the digital age.
The United States Postal Service on Wednesday revealed its annual “Operation Santa” letter writing campaign — which hooks up people with needy children — is going digital for the very first time “to adapt to the ongoing pandemic.”
Although the change means people who want to make children’s wishes come true can now select a letter from the USPS website, the program itself remains the same, says spokeswoman Kim Frum.
“The program has always been about providing holiday gifts for families who may not have the means to provide for anything more than basic everyday needs,” she says.
How To Send Letters To Santa for Operation Santa
From the US Postal Service
Santa’s mailing address should be placed in the middle of the envelope. Letters can be addressed simply to SANTA CLAUS, but we prefer his official Postal Service address:
123 ELF ROAD
NORTH POLE 88888
Write your full name and address in the upper left corner.
Then, apply a first-class stamp in the upper right.
For letter writers: 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.
For adopters: Customers are encouraged to go online and adopt a letter to help a child or family have a happy holiday when they otherwise might not.