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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Yes, Virginia, If You Write to Santa He'll Write Back

CINCINNATI (TDB) -- The U.S. Postal Service apparently has hired some elves. It says that children who send a letter to the fat man in the red suit will get one back from the North Pole. Parents have to help out a bit, though, to make it happen. Hope no kiddies are reading this right now.

Here's how it works. Child writes a letter to Mr. Claus at his polar digs. Parent pens a response after reading the kid's note, and puts the response in a sealed, stamped and pre-addressed envelope. Then place that envelope in an even larger envelope together with the child's message to Santa and mail to:

North Pole, Christmas Cancellation
Postmaster 5400 Mail Trail
Fairbanks, AK 99709-9998

Santa's reply is supposed to show up in your mailbox a few days later with a North Pole postmark. The deadline for sending a letter to the Jolly Old Elf's arctic toy factory is Dec. 15.

So what would you ask for? Lower taxes? A Porsche? World Peace? A ban on all magazines with stories about Paris Hilton? Now is your chance.

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