Santa Mail dead­line looms

Broome Advertiser - - News -

Aus­tralia Post is ex­pect­ing to re­ceive more than 150,000 let­ters from chil­dren across WA af­ter launch­ing Santa Mail.

A cher­ished Christ­mas tra­di­tion giv­ing chil­dren the chance to post their let­ters to Santa, the ini­tia­tive has re­cently be­come more ac­ces­si­ble to the vi­sion-im­paired.

Aus­tralia Post spokes­woman Michelle Ske­han said the or­gan­i­sa­tion was for the first time of­fer­ing a large print ser­vice for fam­i­lies with chil­dren who had low vi­sion.

“Christ­mas is a very spe­cial time of year for chil­dren of all ages, so we are pleased to be able to in­vite more fam­i­lies to get in­volved and cel­e­brate the fes­tiv­i­ties,” Ms Ske­han said. “Santa Mail is not only a cher­ished Christ­mas tra­di­tion in many house­holds, but also a won­der­ful way for chil­dren to prac­tise their let­ter-writ­ing skills at school or home.”

Aus­tralia Post also now of­fers an on­line tracker for chil­dren to fol­low the progress of their let­ters.

To take part, chil­dren must ad­dress their fes­tive let­ters to Santa, North Pole, 9999 with a 65¢ Christ­mas stamp on the front of the en­ve­lope with a re­turn ad­dress on the back.

Par­ents and chil­dren with low vi­sion can opt to re­ceive a large text re­ply by send­ing their let­ters to Santa Mail (large text), North Pole, 9999. Santa Mail let­ters can be placed in any ded­i­cated Santa Mail box or red street post box be­fore Fri­day, De­cem­ber 14.

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