Kids in need send Santa letters, too -- help fulfill them through Operation Santa

Bag of Santa gifts.
Bag of Santa gifts. (Image by annca from Pixabay.)

’Tis the season to give, and we have a feeling this might be one of the best ways yet to do exactly that.

Have you ever stopped to consider what happens to all the kids who make requests to Santa, but who don’t have a Santa in their life to provide Christmas presents?

We all have reasons for the season, but to know there are children who get overlooked on a day when kids everywhere are waking up to open gifts from Santa -- that’s heart-wrenching.

The United States Postal Service has created a way to ensure those children don’t get overlooked, and it’s a way in which you can participate in the giving.

Here’s how it works.

1. Log onto and look through letters children have sent to Santa. You can pick one or several that speak to you.

2. Find the perfect gift — whatever is doable for you — but make sure to keep it anonymous. Remember, the gift is coming from Santa.

3. Wrap and pack the gift(s), but be sure to follow the shipping guidelines. You can find them by clicking here.

4. Take your gifts and postage to a participating post office before Dec. 21. Find participating locations by clicking here.

If you have the means and are feeling generous this year, it really is a simple way to make someone’s Christmas.

Have more questions about how it works? Find everything you need to know by clicking here.

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