ROYAL MAIL REMINDS CHILDREN TO POST THEIR SPECIAL LETTERS TO SANTA
- With under three weeks to go until Christmas, Royal Mail is reminding children to post their letter to Santa by no later than Friday 9 December 2016
- For 53 years, Royal Mail has had the special privilege of managing Santa’s mailbag and seeing what children really want for Christmas
- Santa asked Royal Mail to help him make children’s Christmas wishes come true by delivering their letters to him at the North Pole.
- Children shouldn’t forget to tell him their full name and address, so Santa can write back to them
With just under three weeks to go until Christmas, Royal Mail is reminding children to post their letter to Santa by no later than Friday 9 December 2016.
For 53 years, Royal Mail has been helping to make Christmas wishes come true by sending children’s letters to the North Pole. Don’t forget to tell him your full name and address.
Santa’s team of helpers at Royal Mail help deliver many thousands of letters sent to him by children from all across the UK to one of their most special customers, Father Christmas.
Alex McConnell, Royal Mail Chief Elf, who ensures children’s letters reach Reindeerland at the North Pole, said: “Royal Mail plays a special part at Christmas. We are proud that for over 50 years, Santa has allowed us to help manage the hundreds of thousands of special letters he receives from boys and girls across the country.
“Santa is happy to receive your cards and letters now but because of the very busy Christmas ahead children should post their letters no later than 9 December 2016.
“Remember to include your full name and address on your letter so Santa can reply to you!”
To ensure Santa receives your letter on time, please make sure you write to him, using the correct address, on a stamped envelope.
Don’t forget Santa needs to know your full name and address to reply.
Royal Mail and Christmas
Royal Mail is synonymous with Christmas. Since 1963, Royal Mail has had the special privilege of delivering all the letters to Santa and his elves. We have also been helping him reply to the girls and boys each Christmas.
For 53 years, Father Christmas’ team of Royal Mail elves have found that along with toys, children still ask for range of funny, touching and heart-warming requests.
Zac from Northampton said:” Dear Santa, For Christmas please could I have a moustache, another moustache and a tiny moustache and a toy puppy with glasses, a moustache and a red t-shirt.”
Louie and Charlie from Essex said: “Our daddy is a fireman and sadly has to work on Christmas day so we were wondering if you and the reindeers would be able to deliver our presents a day earlier so that we can have our Christmas Day on Christmas Eve instead.”
Royal Mail has revealed this year’s top ten most wanted presents, according to children in their special letters to Santa.
Traditional toys hold the top three spots for the second year in a row. The results show that the most popular toy is Lego, which has retained its top spot from last year. It has also remained in the top three since 2013. Scooters have made a new entry as the second most popular Christmas wish in 2016. This is followed by bikes, which have dropped down into third position.
Santa Mail postbox
Royal Mail has also installed its first-ever special Santa Mail postbox in London, at Westfield Stratford City. It will be in place for children to post their letters to Santa from Friday 2 December 2016 until Friday 9 December 2016.
The postbox will be manned by some of Santa’s special elves and can be found between Boots and Lloyds Bank, near the Stratford International train station entrance.
Letters to Santa can be posted in the special post box between 10:00am and 8:00pm Monday to Saturday, and 10:00am to 6:00pm on Sundays, until 9December 2016. Children and adults are encouraged to take photos at the postbox with the elves and tweet them using #RMLetterToSanta
Christmas is a very busy time of year and Santa will respond to as many letters as possible, in between getting the sleigh ready for the long journey on Christmas Eve.