DO your little ones post a letter to Father Christmas every year?

Imagine the look of surprise on their face if they got a note back in the post from the North Pole.

As Christmas gets closer, Royal Mail is once again lending a helping hand to one of its most special customers, Father Christmas.

For 55 years, Royal Mail has been helping to make Christmas wishes come true by sending children’s letters to the North Pole.

Now Santa’s team of helpers at Royal Mail is gearing up to deliver the many thousands of letters sent to him by children from all across the UK.

Axelle Galera, Royal Mail Chief Elf, who ensures children’s letters reach Reindeerland at the North Pole, said: “Royal Mail plays a special part at Christmas.

"We are proud that for over 50 years, Santa has allowed us to help manage the hundreds of thousands of special letters he receives from boys and girls across the country.

“His special team of elves at Royal Mail enjoy taking a peek at what children are asking for and helping Santa reply to these special letters."

What do I need to do to get a letter back from Father Christmas?

To ensure Santa receives your letter on time, please make sure you write to him, using the correct address, on a stamped envelope.

Santa/Father Christmas,

Santa’s Grotto,



Don't forget to include your full name and address so Santa can reply.

When do I need to post it by?

Santa is happy to receive your cards and letters now but because of the very busy Christmas ahead, children should post their letters no later than December 7, 2018.