Santa’s waiting for those letters

Kids can post their letters to Santa now.

With Christmas only a few short weeks away, children are being reminded now is the time to write a letter to send to Santa, to make sure he has plenty of time to reply.

More than 130,000 letters were delivered to the jolly man in red last year, all the way to the North Pole.

Children were able to follow the progress of their letter via Australia Post’s interactive Santa Mail tracker online.

Australia Post’s Michelle Skehan encouraged more families to get involved in the fun this year.

“Christmas is a magical time of year and Santa Mail is a treasured tradition in so many households,” she said.

“It is also a wonderful opportunity for children to practice their letter writing skills and how to address, stamp and post a letter.

“Whether it’s at home or school, children and teachers are invited to jump on to the Santa Mail website to track their letter, together with helpful letter writing tips and decorative Christmas templates.”

To take part, send your festive letters to Santa, North Pole, 9999 with a 65c Christmas stamp on the front of the envelope and your name and return address on the back so Santa knows where to send his reply.

Parents and children who have low vision can opt-in to receive a large text reply from Santa by sending their letters to: Santa Mail (large text) North Pole, 9999.

Boys and girls are encouraged to lodge their letters before Friday, 13 December, so Santa can reply before loading up his sleigh.