TORONTO (Ont.) – Santa took a brief pause from his workshop in the North Pole (in November) to visit patients at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto. While the children were in the midst of writing their letters, Santa took the opportunity to make sure that pencils were sharpened and that everyone knew his postal code – his favourite part – H0H 0H0.
The annual Canada Post Santa Letter-writing Program kicked off for what is expected to be another record year. Already tens of thousands of letters from all over the world have been received at Santa’s North Pole Post Office and postal elves are busy handling the volumes and making sure that each of Santa’s personalized letters are mailed back quickly.
Santa would like to remind the young and young-at-hearts about a few golden rules:
- Don’t forget your H0H 0H0! Santa’s North Pole Post Office has the best postal code!
North Pole H0H 0H0
- Please include your return address. While Santa knows where your house is, his postal team may need extra instructions, so please include your address to ensure your letter is delivered on time.
- Postage is nice, but not necessary. You don’t need to add a stamp, but Mrs. Claus loves to see stickers.
- Send it soon. Send your letter by December 16 to make sure Santa has enough time to read it and respond to you!
About Santa’s post office
Canada Post’s national Santa Letter-writing Program officially began 34 years ago, though local programs began even earlier. For the past 14 years, the program has averaged one million letters or more a year, and in total answered more than 24.7 million letters. The company extends its sincere thanks to all volunteers.