Santa Claus has gone digital! The US Postal service has announced that, as they’ve been doing since 1912 when they started to respond to children’s letters as Santa Claus, they are now doing online the 2019 way.
In 1912 that Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock authorized local Postmasters to allow postal employees and citizens to respond to the letters — a program that eventually became known as “Operation Santa.”
In the 1940s, mail volume for Santa increased so much that the Postal Service invited charitable organizations and corporations to participate by providing written responses and small gifts.
According to their website, “Today customers can go online to browse through the letters and if one touches them, they can adopt it and help the child have a magical holiday.”
This year, letters sent to Santa from the 15 cities including Baltimore, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and many more will be included on the USPSOperationSanta.com website. Get a full list of cities here, where you can “adopt” a letter to write back to a child.