CANADA POST

CANADA POST

December 01, 2006 13:06 ET

Canada Post: Santa to Receive One Million Letters This Year

Jolly Old Elf Addresses Children Directly with First-Ever 'Santacast'

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 1, 2006) - For 24 years now, Canada Post has officially helped Santa respond to more than 14 million letters from children. Santa has received more than one million letters each year for the past five years, and the company doesn't expect this year to be any different.

More than 11,000 current and retired Canada Post employees, affectionately called Postal Elves, help Santa to ensure that every child's letter gets an answer in the language in which the letter was written, including Braille.

"Every year children write the most wonderful letters," says Santa. "We get stories, pictures and even jokes along with their wish lists, but most of all we get questions about life at the North Pole."

This year, Canada Post is trying something new. The Crown corporation is sponsoring a 'Santacast' - a podcast to you and I - that parents can download to listen to with their children.

In the form of an old-time radio address, the Santacast gives children some insight into daily life at the North Pole, including reindeer games and elf antics.



Writing to Santa

Send mail to:
SANTA CLAUS
NORTH POLE H0H 0H0
CANADA

Remember to include your complete return address, including postal
code

Please keep treats for Santa at home so he can enjoy them Christmas
Eve instead of sending them in the mail

Visit www.canadapost.ca/santascorner to download special stationery
for your letter, discover fun holiday activities, or to send Santa an
e-mail



Contact Information

  • Canada Post
    Media Relations
    613-734-8888