December 17, 2007 15:32 ET

Timely Reminders from Canada Post...There's Plenty of Time to Mail the Perfect Gift-But Santa Needs His Letters Soon!

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 2007) - You've found a great sweater for Uncle Miles, the ideal book for Aunt Colleen and the perfect puzzle for Cousin Sophie. The next step involves shipping the gift, and Canadians have multiple options thanks to Canada Post.

Whether the gift is being sent to Canada, the U.S. or further abroad, Canada Post's Xpresspost service is always fast, with next-day or two-day delivery in Canada, delivery in as little as 3 days to the U.S. or 4 days around the world. The Xpresspost tracking feature and on-time guarantee provide the sender with peace of mind when they need it most. For even more convenience, you can ship from home using the online Ship-in-a-click™ tool - select and pay for the mailing option that's right for you, print the shipping label on your home printer and drop the package in any Canada Post mailbox or local post office. With Canada Post's 6,600 post offices and 32,000 mailboxes, that's convenience at its best!

The Spirit of Giving this Holiday Season

Next week is the last chance for Canadians to help a family in need in their community through Canada Post's unique partnership with The Salvation Army. In keeping with the spirit of the season, Canada Post will waive all shipping fees for holiday donations sent to The Salvation Army using the Ship-in-a-click™ service. Send Joy to a family in need in your community before December 20.

North Pole Post Office Needs Letters by December 19

While there's still lots of time for holiday mailings, Santa's North Pole Post Office is very busy! Santa reminds children all across Canada they need to send their letters to him soon. "The North Pole is a busy, busy place right now," says Monica Desjardins, Chief Postal Elf at Canada Post. "And while Santa enjoys reading and answering every letter he gets, he wants to answer as many of those letters as possible before Christmas!" Parents are reminded to ensure the return address is on their child's letter so Santa can send a reply.

Santa's address is: Santa Claus
North Pole H0H 0H0

Each year, Canada Post volunteers help Santa with the more than one million letters and emails he receives. This year, Santa has already received more emails than he did last year and he is on-track to once again receive more than a million of the time-honoured 'wish lists' and holiday greetings. Santa answers every letter he receives. However, to ensure a response is delivered before Christmas, letters to Santa should be mailed by December 19. Children and parents should also visit to download a special Santacast message and read Santa's diary notes - is everything ready at the North Pole as the big day draws near?

You deliver how much mail?

Canada Post continues to be the delivery partner of choice for Canadians wanting to connect with family and friends over the holidays. Mail volumes are tracking close to the same as last year's holiday season. The week of December 9 is expected to be the post office's busiest week, with December 17 expected to be the busiest day of the year!

Canada Post delivered over 900 million pieces of mail last December, including some 500,000 parcels on Christmas Eve. From December 17 to December 23, 2006, Canada Post delivered over 3 million parcels. On Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - the peak day in the holiday season - approximately 50 million pieces of mail entered the mail stream.


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