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Albuquerque's USPS helps Santa reply to wishlist letters

Megan Abundis
December 03, 2018 07:14 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Some of Santa's workers are right here at the Albuquerque United States Post Office.


Postal workers are busy checking for boys’ and girls’ Santa letters in every mailbox throughout the state.

“Like this one here," said Barbara Wood, USPS. "Most of them are addressed to Santa at the North Pole.”

The ones that have return addresses get a little something special back from Santa, a letter that says he received all of their wishes and will do his best and to stay on the nice list.

“Santa hires us and he asks him to help us answer his letters," Wood said. "Because he just gets so many so we help him with the New Mexico letters and let him know what the kids’ wishes are.”

They receive more than 1,000 letters each year

Some of them read:

"Dear Santa, I will be really nice to my sister. I promise. I was really good last night will you put me on the nice list? Merry Christmas!"

"Dear Santa, I want a mini SD card for my GoPro, hoverboard, legos."

"Dear Santa, I want a fuzzy bunny."

“Dear Santa, what I want is a pony do you love me Santa? I love you!”

“Dear Santa, I want all of my siblings to get along and have a good Christmas.”

“One child wrote in and left his door code and gate code because he wanted to make sure Santa could get in the house," Wood said. "He must not have a chimney.”

But not every USPS does this. Just like Santa's workshop, it takes a lot of time and extra work to respond to these thousand plus letters.

So, whether it was Wayne, Samantha or Ellie, the letters are being read and the message relayed to Santa Clause.


Megan Abundis

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