Get your letters to Santa Claus posted by 6th December for a reply

Royal Mail is lending a hand to Santa to make sure that every child who writes to him gets a letter back (free of charge).

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  • With only eight weeks to go until Christmas, Royal Mail is once again lending a helping hand to one of its most special customers, Father Christmas
  • Santa is happy to receive your cards and letters now but because of a very busy Christmas ahead could you please write to him by no later than the 6 December 2015
  • He has asked us to help him make children’s Christmas wishes come true by delivering their letters to him at the North Pole, Don’t forget to tell him your full name and address
  • Since 1963 Royal Mail has had the special privilege of managing Santa’s mailbag and seeing what children really want for Christmas
  • In 1963, Dorethea asked for a carpet sweeper and a book about ballet
  • Last year, Scarlett wanted her presents to go to a children’s ward

Santa’s team of helpers at Royal Mail is gearing up to deliver the many thousands of letters sent to him by children across the nation.

Alex McConnell, Royal Mail Chief Elf, has the important task of ensuring children’s letters reach Reindeerland at the North Pole, he said:

“Royal Mail plays a special part at Christmas. We are proud that for over 50 years Santa has allowed us to help manage the thousands and thousands of special letters he receives from boys and girls across the UK.

“His special team of elves at Royal Mail enjoy taking a peek at what children are asking for, and helping Santa reply to these special letters. Remember to include your full name and address on your letter so Santa can reply to you!”

Next month, Royal Mail will reveal the most definitive guide to what children actually want for Christmas, with a top 10 list of the most wished for toys.

To ensure Santa receives your letter on time, please make sure you write to him using the correct address on a stamped envelope.

Santa/Father Christmas,
Santa’s Grotto,

Don’t forget Santa needs to know your full name and address to reply.

Santa is happy to receive your cards and letters now so he can tell the elves what toys to make but because of a very busy Christmas ahead could you please write to him by no later than 6 December 2015.

All I Want for Christmas Is…….

Royal Mail is synonymous with Christmas. Since 1963 Royal Mail has had the special privilege of delivering all the letters to Santa and his elves and helping him reply to the girls and boys each Christmas.

Over the last 50 years, Father Christmas’s team of Royal Mail elves, who manage Santa’s mailbag found amongst all the glitter that along with toys, children also ask for range of touching and heart-warming requests.

In 1963, Dorethea aged 9 from Edinburgh, wrote: “I would very much like a carpet sweeper,  a book about ballet and perhaps a game.”

In 1964, Geoffrey aged 8 from Essex wrote: “Father Christmas, please do your best to make it a nice Christmas for all the old people and poor children. The postal order with this letter is for you to give to the United Nations children’s fund.”

Also in 1964, Ronald  aged 9 wrote: “Please can you bring me a garage because I have lots of cars and I would like somewhere to put them. I have a brother who is a baby and would like a baby walker.”

Last year Leah, aged 4 from Stoke-on-Trent wrote: “This year for Christmas I would like, a wooden kitchen, a new leg for Auntie Becky and a dolly’s twin buggy.”

Scarlett from Manchester wrote: “Dear Mr Santa, I would like my presents to go to a children’s ward.”

Santa also receives presents with many of the letters he receives including mince pies, sweeties, baby’s dummies and carrots for Rudolph.

Christmas is a very busy time of year and Santa will respond to as many letters as possible, in between getting the sleigh ready for the long journey on Christmas Eve.

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