USPS ‘Operation Santa’ is back for Christmas

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — If you are looking to bring cheer and even bigger smiles to children this Christmas, Operation Santa might be for you.

The United States Postal Service is now live once again with Operation Santa. The program allows you to adopt a letter and fulfill a child’s wish this Christmas.

To participate go to and make a wish come true in four steps: Read, shop, wrap and ship.

To send a letter to be adopted, you need to write a letter with a wish list including games, books, clothing and shoe sizes, favorite colors and anything else that would help a letter adopter fulfill your Christmas wishes.

Send letter so this address:

123 Elf Road
North Pole, 88888

Make sure to include a name and return address so that the letter adopter knows where to send gifts to. Letters will need the First-Class stamp in the upper right corner.

Operation Santa has been fulfilling wishes for 109 years when Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock authorized local postmasters to allow workers and customers to respond to them back in 1912, which eventually became known as Operation Santa.

For more information on Operation Santa, click here.

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