With temperatures dropping and Fall officially here, it’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas. That means trees, presents, and letters to Santa Claus.
Of course, we all (hopefully) know that Santa Claus isn’t really the one putting presents under the trees every year. But that doesn’t stop thousands of letters from being written to Santa Claus every year. We know they’re not going to the North Pole, but where DO they go?
If you’ve ever wondered to little kids’ wish lists when they mail them off to Santa, you don’t have to wonder anymore: these postal workers spilled on what they really do with all of those letters, and it’s probably not what you think.
Our city’s postal workers and volunteers from the community collect the letters and donate money and time to deliver presents to writers selected from those collected. (Back2Bach)
My grandfather literally responded to all those letters when he was still working as a postal worker. He said the best part was the children’s reaction when they found out they had a letter from “Santa”. Some of those kids were poor so he enjoyed causing them a smile (IamDonaldTrump_AMA)
Off to Alaska
In all seriousness: they go to North Pole, Alaska, where volunteers ‘write’ letters back (and there’s a form letter they’ll use and just write the child’s name on it to prevent inappropriate replies, etc).
Source: did that for a number of years while living in the area. (RemoteProvider)