Santa Mail deadline looms
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.