Australia Post reminds children to get their Santa Mail in early
With just eight weeks to go until Christmas, Australia Post is calling on all caring adults, including those who work with children in early childhood education and care (ECEC) to put pen, pencil and crayon to paper ASAP and share their Christmas wishes with Santa Claus.
A much-loved tradition, Santa Mail has connected children directly with their number one hero for years, and last year Australia Post received more than 100,000 letters destined for the North Pole.
Australia Post Chief Marketing Officer Amber Collins said the letters give children the chance to “discover the joy of letter-writing and experience the thrill of receiving a reply from someone very special.”
“Santa Mail is one of those Australian traditions that families look forward to every year and it helps bring a sense of excitement and hope at this magical time,” Ms. Collins said.
“It’s also a fantastic way for children to practice their literacy skills,” she continued, showcasing the special lesson plans and other resources which are designed to support educators.
Those who wish to write to Santa should do so early, so that he has plenty of time to respond.
Children of any age are encouraged to take part and letters should be addressed to Santa, North Pole 9999 with a 65c Christmas stamp affixed to the front of the envelope, and a name and return address on the back so Santa knows where to send his reply.
Parents and children who have low vision can opt-in to receive a large text reply from Santa by sending their letters to Santa Mail (large text), North Pole 9999.
Santa Mail letters can be placed in any red street posting box, or a dedicated Santa Mail box in participating Post Offices, and are encouraged to post letters before Friday 3 December, so Santa can reply before loading up his sleigh.