Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Click here for information
What's Going On
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
Find Great Stuff in
Antiques, Help Wanted,
Autos, Real Estate,
Legal Notices, More...
Operation Santa USPS
Thanks to Amanda Graziano for reminding us about the USPS Operation Santa program, now in its 109th year.
The Postal Service is currently accepting letters for this year's Operation Santa program. Letters must be postmarked by December 10, 2021, and will be uploaded to USPSOperationSanta.com through December 15, 2021, for potential adoption.
USPS Operation Santa was established by the Postal Service to help those in need during the holidays. Whether you believe in Santa or not, the nondenominational program is intended to help as many deserving families as possible experience a happy holiday season. And that can only happen if there are letters to post on USPSOperationSanta.com.
Participation in USPS Operation Santa is simple. All you have to do is write a letter, put it in an envelope affixed with a First-Class Mail Forever stamp, and make sure you include your full return address -- apartment number, directional information (i.e., E Main St, Apt 103) and ZIP Code -- and send it to Santa's official workshop address:
Santa ClausLetters without full return addresses or names will not be posted for adoption.
What Should I Ask For?
It is entirely up to the letter writer as to what appears on their wish list. But the more specific writers are with sizes, colors, styles, favorite authors, book titles, toys, etc., the better chance their wishes will be granted if their letter is adopted.
When someone writes a letter, it is opened by Santa's elves, and for safety reasons, all personally identifiable information of the letter writer is removed (i.e., last name, address, ZIP Code) and uploaded to USPSOperationSanta.com for adoption. Letters must be postmarked by Dec. 10 and letters will be uploaded to the website for adoption through Dec. 15.
There is no guarantee that letters submitted to the program will be adopted.
How to Write a Letter
Sending a letter to Santa is easy and the Postal Service has guides and tips to help kids and their parents write and send their best letters ever. All the information you could possibly need to write a letter, address an envelope, put on a stamp and send it on its way can be found on USPSOperationSanta.com and in our Holiday Newsroom.
You can also use these letter writing tips throughout the year if you want to send thank-you cards, birthday cards or letters to friends and family just to say "Hi."
Adopting a Letter
Adopter registration, ID verification and letter adoption will open in the next few weeks. Until then, there are a few things to know for those who plan to adopt a letter.
Potential adopters, once approved, can visit USPSOperationSanta.com, read through the posted letters, pick one or more that they'd like to fulfill, and follow the directions on how to grant that special wish for a child. For security reasons, all potential adopters must be vetted through a short registration and ID verification process before they can adopt any letter. If you've adopted letters in the past, you must still be verified each year.
Businesses also get into the spirit of the season by creating teams to adopt letters -- all the better to help grant those special wishes to deserving families and kids.
USPS Operation Santa History
USPS Operation Santa started more than 109 years ago when the Postal Service began receiving letters to Santa from kids across the country. It wasn't until 1912 that Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock authorized local Postmasters to allow postal employees and customers to respond to the letters. That simple act of kindness has led to a very successful holiday program benefitting deserving kids and families throughout the United States.
The complete Operation Santa history can be found online at the Postal Service Holiday Newsroom, along with additional news and information, including all mailing and shipping deadlines.
The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
This story was posted on 2021-11-21 16:54:19
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
More articles from topic News:
Phillip Coffey - Authentic
KTC: Buckle up, put the phone down for Thanksgiving travel
KSP Honor Guard celebrates 40 years of service
COVID-19 News Brief & Vaccination Update 11/19/2021
KADB approves $300K Green Co. CAIP
Adair County: Thankful for Organ Donation
Welding Class constructs mailbox for Letters to Santa
Gov. Beshear provides Team Kentucky update
COVID-19 News Brief & Vaccination Update 11/18/2021
Sunny today, high 48F, chance of rain this weekend
View even more articles in topic News
Bank of Columbia
The Best of
Local Stories of
The Greatest Generation
Order Book or e-Book
See who's celebrating
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Special Events List
Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.