Santa’s ready for your wishlists

Post your letters to the North Pole before November 30th and Santa will send a reply. Photo: Supplied
Post your letters to the North Pole before November 30th and Santa will send a reply. Photo: Supplied
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With only seven more Fridays until Christmas, Santa’s elves are all hard at work making toys.

Meanwhile, Santa Claus is at his desk sharpening pencils, ready to reply to thousands of letters from all the good boys and girls sending in their Christmas wish lists.

“Mr and Mrs Claus are ready to receive children’s Christmas wish lists for 2015, with Santa’s elves eager to hear what gifts will fill the workshop this year,” says NZ Post.

NZ Post has teamed up with the jolly man in red again this year and is reminding children to get their Christmas wish lists in by November 30.

A total of 71,642 children sent their wish lists last year, with numbers expected to rise.

The arrangement with NZ Post and Santa is about giving parents, classrooms and children a festive and fun reason to get writing.

“I like Santa, it’s fun to tell him what presents I want, and then I know he will come to my house,” says five-year-old Papamoa Primary student, Ava-Rose.

Thanks to the partnership of the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind there is also an option to get Santa’s reply in large print for those with impaired vision, or in braille for children who are blind.

After the cut-off date, Santa’s main focus is getting the toys ready for Christmas Eve delivery, so NZ Post says it’s best to get your letters in as soon as possible.

Children can post their letters to:

Santa Claus
Santa’s Workshop
North Pole 0001

Don’t forget to stamp it and include your full name, address and correct post code so he can get back in touch.

Or you can send him a message online at  www.nzpost.co.nz/santaletter.

Make sure you’re on his good list!

Samantha-Jane Harding
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