Every year the USPS Operation Santa is in full swing during the Christmas holiday. Kids from all across the country mail letters to the big guy with their requests, some small, and some heart-wrenching. Folks who want to do a good deed this season can help by fulfilling a child’s request to Santa Claus.
Here’s how you can be a part of the USPS Operation Santa.
“The mission of USPS Operation Santa is to provide a channel where people can give back and help children and families — enabling them to have a magical holiday when they otherwise might not — one letter to Santa at a time.”
1. Look through the letters on the website. Choose one or more that you want to answer.
2. Choose a gift on Santa’s behalf.
3. Wrap the gift and prepare the shipping box.
4. Take the gift to the Post Office and mail it.
Why you should consider helping the USPS Operation Santa.
Some of these letters will break your heart. Some will give you hope and for sure, some will make you smile.
Dear Santa, I don’t need anything for Christmas, but my brother Mike needs a new pair of shoes real bad. Size four please. Love, Amy.
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Santa I hope you can bring me a remote control car… because my family can’t afford it because we need food and we need to pay bills.
Other places and programs that help kids at Christmas.
Reach out to these organizations to find ways you can be good to someone this holiday season.
- Samaritan’s Purse
- Toys for Tots
- My Two Front Teeth
- Angel Tree
- Salvation Army
- Christmas Spirit Foundation
Write a letter to Santa!
If your kiddo would like to write a letter to Santa, grab our free letter to Santa printable. So they hear back from the big guy, order this printable package with a letter from Santa, printable envelope, and acts of kindness cards.
Oh! Almost forgot. Don’t miss our HUGE printable bundle for Christmas! It’s ridiculously inexpensive and absolutely jam-packed with incredible holiday printable goodies. Bet you’ll love it!
Sher Bailey is a writer in the Midwest who believes the power of humor, Mod Podge, and grandkids can fix most problems in life. You can find her at SherBailey.com.