Kids encouraged to get their Santa mail in early

Australia Post is encouraging children across Shoalhaven to post their Santa Mail as early as possible this Christmas to ensure the jolly man in red has plenty of time to read and reply before coming to town.

With less than two months to go until his busiest night of the year, Santa and his little helpers are checking lists twice, gearing up the sleigh and responding to Santa Mail letters from children in Australia and around the world.

To ensure Santa and his little helpers receive your letter, send your wish lists to Santa Claus, North Pole, 9999 with a 65c Christmas stamp on the front of the envelope.

Don’t forget to write your name and return address on the back of the envelope so Santa knows where to send his reply. Letters received before Christmas with names and return addresses clearly marked on the back will receive a postcard reply from the North Pole.

Christine Corbett, Chief Customer Officer at Australia Post, said sending greeting cards and letters is not only an important Christmas tradition, but a good way for children to have fun while also practising their letter writing skills.

“Writing a letter to Santa is a fun and easy way for children to learn letter writing at home or in the classroom, but if you get stuck or need help Australia Post has some tips on our website as well as decorative letter writing templates you can print from home,” Ms Corbett said.

“Christmas is always our favourite time of year at Australia Post, and at this busy period we are gearing up to send thousands of letters to the North Pole. Australia is one of the first countries in the world to celebrate Christmas, so don’t leave your Santa Mail to the last minute.

“What we always tell people at this time of year is to post their letters early. After all, the sooner you send your letter to Santa, the sooner you will receive a reply,” Ms Corbett said.

Santa Mail letters can be placed in the dedicated Santa Mail box found at most retail outlets or any red Australia Post street posting box. Children can pick up free Christmas postcards and write to Santa on the spot at selected participating retail outlets.

For more information including a range of fun Christmas activities, games, puzzles and educational resources for the holidays, including tips on letter writing, visit Australia Post’s Santa Mail website at www.auspost.com.au/education/santamail.