WASHINGTON, D.C. (KRDO) -- USPS Operation Santa is turning 111 years old this year. The program allows people to adopt letters written to Santa.
Letter adopters may purchase any or all of the items on wish lists for Santa and ship them to the person who wrote the list.
Instructions for Letter Adopters
- Visit USPSOperationSanta.com, register and have identity verified.
- If potential adopters are unable to complete their ID verification online, they will be provided with a code and given instructions on how to complete verification in person at a local Post Office.
- Once verified, the adopter will receive a welcome email with detailed information on how to participate in the program.
- Potential adopters can read letters and choose one or more to fulfill. Once a letter is chosen, adopters must follow the directions they were sent in their welcome email to ship gifts.
- Packages must be shipped via Priority Mail service, but gifts do not need to be in Priority Mail-branded boxes.
- Letter adopters are responsible for postage fees to ship the gift packages.
Since Sept. 18, the Postal Service has received letters from across the country and has been delivering them to Santa’s U.S. workshop at 123 Elf Road, North Pole 88888. Letters sent with First-Class Mail postage and complete, accurate and legible return addresses have been opened, reviewed and posted on USPSOperationSanta.com. People can begin reading and adopting letters today.