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USPS Operation Santa 2023

$0.66 (cost of stamp)

USPS Operation Santa

No age limit

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Sep 18 - Dec 11

At your own pace

Boston, MA


For over 100 years, the post office has been spreading holiday magic with Operation Santa. Here's how it works...

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  1. Letters are written to Santa and sent to a special USPS (United States Postal Service) address

  2. Letters are published online (minus personal information)

  3. Kind strangers adopt the letters

  4. Letter adopters ship the gifts

Here's what the letter should include...

  • Your name and age

  • What you want (be specific including size, style, color etc)

  • Your address

  • Santa's address: Santa Claus, 123 Elf Road, North Pole, 88888

Letter to USPS Operation Santa

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The program opens September 18, 2023. Letter adoption begins November 15, 2023. Letters to USPS Operation Santa must be postmarked no later than Monday, December 11, 2023.

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Little Santa's Workshop
If It's Christmas and You Know It
Santa in the City
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