For many of us, writing a letter to Santa was the first letter we ever wrote as children. Christmas is a pivotal time in a kid’s life because Santa knows if you’ve been naughty or nice. Good kids get rewarded with things they want. I bet you’ve been good this year. But, how will Santa know what good kids want unless they write him? How can you make sure you stand out from the crowd and he gives you that ultimate present you’ve been eyeing all year?
Besides exemplary behavior, you can add a little pizazz and pop of color to your letter. Pick out unique stationary, festive envelopes and top them off with holiday stamps. An eye-catching piece of mail won’t be lost or forgotten by Santa. A little elf told me he appreciates the effort. You can also ask Santa few questions about Mrs. Claus, the reindeer or the North Pole and he just may reply!
Holiday cards and packages going to military addresses in the Middle East, Iraq, Afghanistan and all other military addresses is Thursday, Dec. 10. The U.S. Postal Service offers a $2 discount on its largest priority mail flat rate boxes for military mail.
For other international destinations, mail-by dates started Tuesday and run through Dec. 11 depending on the destination. Global Express Guaranteed service is available through Dec. 19 for most countries. Suggested mail-by dates for cards and packages destined for U.S. addresses are Dec. 15 for standard post, Dec. 19 for first-class mail, Dec. 21 for priority mail and Dec. 23 for priority mail express. More information is available online at usps.com/holiday.
Dec. 18 is the last day to ship UPS 3 Day Select packages to be delivered before Christmas Day. The last day for FedEx Ground delivery is Dec. 16. Both companies offer two-day and next day air shipping services.
Unless your name is Scrooge, you probably want to spread holiday cheer!
Like the old saying goes, “Out of the mouths of babes”. Nobody writes a funnier letter to Santa than a kid does. For a good laugh, check out the various hilarious letters on these sites: