'Letters from Santa' Deadline Approaching

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - What better way to show that Santa Claus is real than for your child to get their very own letter from the man himself? You'd better act fast ... because the deadline to make that happen is approaching.

The United States Postal Service has been helping get letters to Santa for decades. All requests for letters from Santa have to be received by his helpers by December 15th.

To get one, have your child write a letter to Santa, addressed to Santa Claus at the North Pole. Write a personalized response to that letter and stick it in an envelope addressed to your child. Put those into a bigger envelope addressed to North Pole Postmark Postmaster, 4141 Postmark Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99530.

Act fast, it will take a few days for your letter to get to the North Pole.

"Three to four days. Priority Mail will get it there quicker and that will certainly be the preference to make sure we get the mail there. The
Postal Service has rolled out a new program that's not only going to help you with this, it's going to help you with your mail everyday. It's called Informed Delivery. You need to go to USPS.com, look for the Informed Delivery tab, sign up, it's free, there are no charges, and then each day in your email you will receive pictures of the actual mail you're going to receive in your mailbox that day. So, if you're out of town traveling, you can check your email and you can see 'Oh, Santa's letter has come back today,'" said Greg Church, Postmaster.