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Here Are 10 Facts How Santa Claus Handles His Mail FastTip#65
« on: August 10, 2021, 10:08:35 PM »
1. Santa Used to Send Letters and not receive them.
Santa letters began as letters that were addressed to children, rather than received by them. Parents utilized them as tools for coaching their children about their behaviour. Fanny Longfellow was the wife of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. She wrote letters each season to her children, offering an assessment of their behavior throughout the preceding year. As the importance of Christmas grew as time passed, the tradition of writing letters to children changed. Some parents continued to write letters in Santa's voice for their children. J.R.R. may be the most well-known of these. The most remarkable of these may be J.R.R. Tolkien, who for nearly 25 Christmases provided his children with intricately illustrated updates on Father Christmas as well his life in North Pole. They were filled with red gnomes, North Polar bears, and snow elves. Check get letter from santa in mail for info.
 
2. In the beginning, Kids Didn't Mail Them.
Before the Post Office Department (as USPS was called up to 1971) provided a solution to Santa letters, children came up with innovative ways to get them there. The children from the U.S. would take their Santa mails to Santa and leave them at the fireplace. Scottish children could make the process faster by placing their heads up the chimney and yelling out their Christmas wishes. Latin America had children attach their letters to look on as they drifted off into the night sky.
 
3. It was illegal at one time to Respond.
Santa was unable to respond to children's letters, which was another reason as to why they shouldn't send them through the mail. Santa's mail was sent to the Dead Letter Office, along with any other letters addressed to fictitious or inaccessible addresses. Though many individuals were willing to respond to Santa's letters but were not legally allowed to since opening someone else's letters, even Dead Letters, was against the law. Postmasters were not the only ones to break the rules. The rules were amended in the year 2000 when the Postmaster General allowed approved institutions and individuals to respond to Santa's letters. The letters, still today should be addressed specifically to Santa Claus in order to be received at the post office. That way, families actually known as "Kringle" or "Nicholas" do not accidentally have their mail delivered to the wrong location.
 
 
 
4. A cartoon was a catalyst for spreading the appeal of writing to Santa.
If one work can be credited with helping kickstart the practice of sending letters to Santa Claus It's Thomas Nast's illustration published in the December 1871 issue of Harper's Weekly. The image shows Santa sitting at his desk, sorting his mail into piles which were labeled "Letters to rude Children's Parents", and "Letters to Good Children's Parents". Nast illustrated many of the most popular characters throughout the history of the magazine. He was included in one of the magazine's largest-circulation magazines in the 1850s. After the drawing of Nast, reports of Santa letters ending-up at local post offices soared.
 
5. They were answered by newspapers.
Before the Post Office Department released Santa letters, local newspapers encouraged youngsters who wanted to write to Santa directly to write him letters. In 1901, the Monroe City Democrat of Monroe City, Missouri offered "two premiums" to the best letter. In 1922, the Ardmore's Daily Ardmoreite offered prizes to the three best letters. The winning letters were published often with personal details, such as the address of the child. As Santa letters were processed more efficiently, this practice changed.
 
 
 
6. They were beaten by charity groups
The time the Post Office Department changed the regulations for answering Santa's letter, many established charities protested, claiming that the requirements of the children who wrote the letters could not be confirmed, and that it was an inefficient method to distribute funds to the less fortunate. The Charity Organization Society made a usual complaint to the Postmaster General. Their representative complained that "Santa Santa Claus letters" were receiving unwholesome attention in the city and elsewhere during Christmas last year. These requests were later ignored by the public because the Postmaster General was of the opinion that the response to the letters could "enhance children's youthful faith" in Santa Claus.
 
7. Kids Don't Always Address Them to the North Pole.
Though today children are sending their mail to the North Pole for most of their correspondence, the North Pole was not the only option for the first few decades. St. Nick could also be operating from Iceland or Cloudville, where the children thought. You can still find some exceptions to this in the present. While most U.S. letters addressed to "Santa Claus" end up at the local post office for handling in Operation Santa, there are some exceptions. Operation Santa program, if they are addressed to Anchorage, Alaska, or Santa Claus, Indiana (a real city name) they'll be sent to those cities' post offices, where they receive an extra response from local letter-answering campaigns. Children living in England are able to address letters to "Santa's Grotto" located in Reindeerland, XM4 5HQ. Canadian children can write "North Pole" in their own language and add the postmark H0H0H0 in order for large men to receive their letters.
 
 
 
8. 8.
A lot of people who responded to Santa letters were kind people. There were some tragic stories about some of the more notable efforts. Elizabeth Phillips of Philadelphia was "Miss Santa Claus" for the city's poor during the first decade of 1900. However, shortly after she was denied the ability to reply to Santa's mail (due a change in postal policy) she took her own life by inhaling the gas fumes. John Duval Gluck was appointed to handle Santa's mail in New York City, following the efforts of the Santa Claus Association. Gluck was then fired from the Santa Claus Association after 15 years and 25 million letters were answered. Recently an New York City postal worker confessed to theft from Santa Claus by making use of Operation Santa Claus at the USPS in New York to give generous New Yorkers her presents.
 
9. They are monitored by the Post Office in a Database.
In 2006 in 2006, the U.S. tried to make it official Santa's letters being answered. In 2006, the United America Postal Service established national guidelines for Operation Santa. These guidelines are enforced by different post offices across the country. The rules required everyone who wish to reply to letters to provide photo identification and to appear in person. Three years later, USPS added a requirement that children's names be removed from correspondence before they were delivered to prospective donors. They also replaced the address with a number. All of this information is stored in the form of a Microsoft Access database to which only the postal office's team of "elves" is granted access.
 
10. Santa has an email address.
Always one to evolve with the changing times, Santa now answers email. Santa is available via various channels, including letters to Santa.com/Email Santa.com and Elf HQ. Macy's encourages kids to email St. Nick as part of its annual "Believe" campaign (children can also go the traditional route and drop a letter at the red mailbox at the nearest Macy's store) The folks who run The Elf on the Shelf empire offer their own connection to St. Nick.

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