IT’S beginning to feel a lot like Christmas so it is time for children across Far North Queensland to put pen to paper and write their letter to Santa.
Last Christmas Australia Post delivered more than 150,000 letters to Santa, which all received personal replies, and children are once again being encouraged to post their Christmas wish lists ahead of his busiest night of the year.
Christine Corbett, Executive General Manager Retail Services, said that like previous years Australia Post is expecting a huge number of letters to be sent to Santa in the lead up to Christmas.
“Nothing compares to the excitement of a child when they receive a reply from Santa and we love being a part of that connection,” Ms Corbett said.
“Christmas is our busiest time and Australia Post is committed to ensuring that all letters and deliveries make it to their destination,” she said.
Wish lists can be sent to:
Santa, North Pole, 9999.
Don’t forget to put a 60c stamp on the front of the envelope and your name and address on the back so that Santa knows where to send his reply! Letters can be posted at any Australia Post red street posting box or at any Australia Post retail outlet.
Parents, teachers and children are also encouraged to check out Australia Post’s Santa Mail website at www.auspost.com.au/education/santamail , which includes letter-writing tips, Christmas education resources, activities and interactive games.
Santa and his helpers are getting busy so remember that the sooner you send your letter ahead of Christmas, the sooner Santa can send a response.
Australia Post retail outlets throughout Far North Queensland have extended trading hours during the week and at weekends right up until Christmas Eve.