If you do Santa letters at your house, here’s a little rundown of how to get them delivered. You’re welcome to share your ideas, too!
If you’re one of my Puyallup area readers, 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 13th, St. Nick will write back! If this isn’t in your neck of the woods, check with your local parks department to see if they do something similar.
Most all mall Santas also have mailboxes, and children can always visit with Santa without getting a paid portrait. Another option is the big, red mailbox at Macy’s. My kiddos think it’s very official!
If your clever little ones will be checking their postmarks, 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! Go here for the postmaster address and directions. It needs to get there by December 10th, so don’t wait too long.
Prefer a more high tech message? Christy at Thrifty and Thriving will show you how your kiddos can get a free video message from Santa. Super cute. All too much work? There is a deal from Saveology for a personalized letter for 10.00. Seems spendy to me, but it does come in a fancy, red foil envelope, and it’s very cute. I’m sure your kiddos would be thrilled.
Have you got the 411 on another way to get in touch with the big guy? Leave a comment and let us know!
If you prefer actual face time, I have an upcoming post planned on area Santa pics, including an exclusive deal on pics with, “My,” Santa at the South Hill Mall.
If you don’t do Santa, or you’re already getting a little sugar plum fatigue, let me assure you that I’m also working on posts with ho-ho free alternatives. Can’t get enough of the jolly old guy? Make sure to read yesterday’s post on Santa at area fire stations and Santa runs with your fire department.