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December 13th, 2013

The Cutest Dear Santa Letter Ever

Santa thinks that this young man has a very kind heart and an organized mind. We wish him a very Merry Christmas!

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November 26th, 2012

USPS Operation Santa Locations 2012 – Florida

USPS Operation Santa Locations 2012 - Florida

This is a list of the Florida USPS locations that are participating in Operation Santa this year. Please bookmark this page as we may be updating it during the Christmas season.

Click here to download PDF of all participating post office locations in the country.

Orlando

10401 Post Office Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32862

Days of Operations
Monday – Saturday
Hours
8am – 3pm
Contact
Nancy Warren 407-826-3450

Fort Myers/Cape Coral

79 Mid Cape Terrace
Cape Coral, FL 33907

Days of Operations
Monday – Friday
Hours
8:30am – 5:30pm
Contact
Debra Mitchell 239-772-7501

Cape Coral

1030 E 9th Avenue
Cape Coral, FL 33990

Days of Operations
Monday – Saturday
Hours
8:30am – 5:30pm
Contact
Debra Mitchell 239-772-7501

The Operation Santa Claus rules are as follows:

  • All “Dear Santa” letters are to be picked up at a post office in person. “Dear Santa” letters will no longer be sent out by mail and telephone requests are no longer accepted.
  • Companies and organizations can pick up letters by appointment only with your local post office if that facility has “Dear Santa” letters available. You will need to present a letter of introduction on company letterhead and a valid ID.
  • Individuals wishing to answer “Dear Santa” letters are not required to make an appointment. Please contact your local postmaster to see if Operation Santa Claus is available in your area at this time.
  • All “Dear Santa” helpers must agree with the USPS Privacy Act Statement listed on the PS Form 6012-1 (Operation Santa Letter Adoption Individual) and PS Form 6012 (Operation Santa Letter Adoption Third Party).
  • All “Dear Santa” helpers are required to show one piece of acceptable identification.

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November 26th, 2012

USPS Operation Santa Locations 2012 – Colorado

This is a list of the Colorado USPS locations that are participating in Operation Santa this year. Please bookmark this page as we may be updating it during the Christmas season.

Click here to download PDF of all participating post office locations in the country.

USPS Operation Santa locations 2012 - ColoradoCO/WY District CIC Office

7500 E 53rd Place RM 2212
Denver, CO 80266

Days of Operations
Monday – Friday
Hours
7:30am – 4:30pm
Contact
John Hite 303-862-6550

Click here to download PDF of all participating post office locations in the country.

The Operation Santa Claus rules are as follows:

  • All “Dear Santa” letters are to be picked up at a post office in person. “Dear Santa” letters will no longer be sent out by mail and telephone requests are no longer accepted.
  • Companies and organizations can pick up letters by appointment only with your local post office if that facility has “Dear Santa” letters available. You will need to present a letter of introduction on company letterhead and a valid ID.
  • Individuals wishing to answer “Dear Santa” letters are not required to make an appointment. Please contact your local postmaster to see if Operation Santa Claus is available in your area at this time.
  • All “Dear Santa” helpers must agree with the USPS Privacy Act Statement listed on the PS Form 6012-1 (Operation Santa Letter Adoption Individual) and PS Form 6012 (Operation Santa Letter Adoption Third Party).
  • All “Dear Santa” helpers are required to show one piece of acceptable identification.

Questions:

Required fields are marked *.

Your information
Your message
Confirmation


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December 21st, 2011

Santa Letters Bring Tears, Laughter

The letter to Santa from one child notes, "This will be my last Christmas with her..." It goes on to say Mom is in the Navy and will be gone for two years.By LORI BASHEDA / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

They were mailed to Candy Cane Lane. Reindeer Road. The North Pole. Polo Norte. And in one case, simply, God.

But, alas, thousands of letters to Santa are piling up in bins at Orange County’s main post office in Santa Ana.

And how unfortunate it is that Santa hasn’t seen this particular batch. Because they hold enough Christmas spirit to power his sleigh around the world ten times over.

The boys and girls who wrote the letters promise to get to bed earlier, mind their mother and, in one case, stop spitting. They send their regards to the elves. Write songs to Rudolph. And, of course, ask for every sort of miracle: from a job for their dad to a ginger bread man “with the special stuff on to make him come to life.”

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There are letters from future politicians: “I promise I’ll keep my room clean,” writes a girl named Vanessa.

And from skeptics: “So I know that (it was you who left the Barbie Dream House), please write me back.”

There are the first-name-basis kids: “Dear Santa Claus, it’s me, Summer Daisy…”

And the drama queens: “Oh please, please can you make Stella be my sister?” begs a girl named Riley, explaining that Stella is currently only her best friend.

There are the butter-uppers: “I don’t think your fat!” wrote one boy above a pencil-drawn picture of a shirtless Santa looking more like The Situation.

And the politically correct children: “I am going to leave milk and cookies out for you. And they will be gluten free,” a boy writes. “The milk will be goats milk.”

The boy’s wish? A dog – “from the pound.”

There are also letters that will break your heart.

Dear Santa, I am a not so very fortunet person,” writes one boy. “So for Christms, I want a beautiful gift for my grama. P.S. It is really cold and my grandma likes blankets.”

He goes on to say that he loves his family “more than a bear her cub.” And on a final note, he tells Santa that if he does have any magic left in his bag on Christmas Eve, he would like just one thing: a Fushigi,the magical floating ball.”

Then there is this one: “Dear Santa, you don’t’ have to bring me eneything but can you please just bring my little brothers and sisters some toys. They always talk about you.”

And, God forbid, this one: “My mom and little brother were killed by my daddy. Please help my grandparents. They give us lots of love and we need your help.”

Not all the letter writers are children. One mother of three wrote that she can’t buy presents this year for her girls because she has no job. “Thank you, Santa Claus, for reading my letter.”

She’s thanking you.

Today (Dec. 16) is the last day the public is invited to go to the post office on Sunflower in Santa Ana, sift through the stacks of letters, and, if one touches your heart, be the Santa.

Barry Flynn, of Orange, was there Tuesday doing just that. He is unemployed himself, but, with a tear trickling down his cheek, he took a letter for eight siblings and hurried out.

“I know from my own childhood that’ it’s no fun having to say you had no Christmas gift,” he later texted me.

Of course, all the letters cannot be answered. And not all of them need to be. Clearly some come from children with happy homes, multi-colored pens and ambitious wish lists.

Dear Santa, I really want a pig,” reads a letter from a girl who ticks off the reasons she should get one, No. 3 being that she wants to knit “a cozy bed” for it.

Another girl asks for an iPad “to replace the computer I never had.”

There’s a boy who writes that what he wants most of all is a”hypoalergetic puppy named Spot!”

And another boy sent in an itemized list with 31 things on it. No. 24: A remote control snake.

Other letters are simply too hard to decode. A girl named Natasha wants “that thing that you fill up with water and dip your head in.”

But for every boy who asks for the latest Nintendo, and every dreamy-eyed girl who wants “a magic bell … and a ride on The Polar Express,” there is a letter writer like Alexys.

Dear Santa, I have 4 sisters and I want to get them a toy and maybe shoes,” the girl writes. “And if you have an extra Christmas tree can you bring us one?”

Well, can you?

Contact the writer: 714-932-1705 or lbasheda@ocregister.com

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