When your children write a letter to Santa Claus for Christmas, they might think that the letter will reach the North Pole. What children don’t know is that letters that are addressed to Santa go to a post office in Indiana. There is an address used in the state that receives letters so that children think their wishes are being sent to the jolly man each year. The address is set up in Santa Claus, Indiana. A large Santa figure stands outside the post office. It’s the only one in the country that has Santa Claus attached to its name.
If you’re in the area or want to visit, you can go to the post office to get a letter stamped and sealed with a festive decoration and a signature from Santa to make it look like he’s read the letter and is sending a reply to your child. The postmaster tries to read as many letters as possible each year, and he finds help from volunteers in the community to write letters back to children across the country and sometimes in other countries. In 2015, over 20,000 letters were received and answered in the small post office in Santa Claus, IN.