Do you write Santa letters at your house? If you do, you might want to cruise by Macy’s. They’ve put out their big, red mailbox, and they’re donating 1.oo to Make a Wish for each letter they receive, up to one million. There is also some seriously cute stationary at their website, that is free to download. Just be warned it takes a beastly long time. They must not have a lot of server power at the North Pole!
If you’d rather take a less corporate approach, you can take Santa letters to a special mailbox at the Puyallup Recreation Center. Get this: If you follow the directions and get them there by the 14th, St. Nick will write back! This is a serioius upgrade from a couple years back when the gal behind the desk couldn’t find the thing.
If your gang doesn’t think Santa lives in Puyallup, you can also get a letter to your child from the North Pole. There are any number of companies that do this, but I suggest the DIY method. It’s simple, it’s personal, and except for the postage-it’s free! What’s the scoop? Basically, you write a letter to your child from Santa. Disguise your handwriting, of course! Then you put this letter in a stamped envelope addressed to your child. You put the whole thing in another envelope addressed to the postmaster in Anchorage who will postmark it from-where else-the North Pole! Get the whole scoop from the USPS right here. You want to click on the link that says North Pole postmarks. It’s on the right side under the stamp with Santa’s picture.
Have you got the 411 on another way to get in touch with the big guy? Leave a comment and let us know!
Sending out a few presents yourself? You have until December 9th to request a free flat rate shipping kit from the USPS. You still have to pay to mail the loot, but at least your boxes will be free! Hard to believe, but mailing deadlines are already approaching if you’re sending goodies to APO boxes. Don’t forget!