Schoolchildren across south-east Queensland are encouraged to send their Christmas wish lists to Santa Claus with help from Australia Post.
Schoolchildren across south-east Queensland are encouraged to send their Christmas wish lists to Santa Claus with help from Australia Post. Contributed

North Pole to receive more than 100,000 letters

MORE than 100,000 letters from young Australians, including from those living in the Southern Downs, were sent to the North Pole last year.

With less than two months until Christmas, Australia Post is preparing to again deliver thousands of letters to Santa expected from Aussie kids this year.

To ensure Santa reads and responds to your letter, simply put your wish lists in the post addressed to Santa, North Pole, 9999. Be sure to clearly write your full name and address, along with a stamped envelope so Santa knows where to send his reply.

Christine Corbett, Executive General Manager, Postal Services at Australia Post, encouraged children to send their letters early to ensure they receive a response from Santa before Christmas Day.

"Each year, Santa receives thousands of letters from children across Australia with requests for all sorts of Christmas gifts including the latest toys and games," Ms Corbett said.

"With so many good boys and girls in South Queensland this year, Australia Post is expecting to send even more letters to the North Pole this Christmas.

"Writing a letter to Santa is easy and fun, and it's a good way for children to learn and practice their letter writing skills."

Santa Mail letters can be placed in any Australia Post red post box or in-store at selected post offices. For more information including a range of fun Christmas activities, games and educational resources, visit auspost.com.au/education/santamail.



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