Kids Can Mail Letters to Santa at Hellertown Post Office

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Photo by Chris Christian

A child who attended a holiday party at the Hellertown Post Office Sunday hangs a handmade ornament on the Christmas tree in the branch lobby. Local children will be able to mail letters to Santa and receive replies from Mrs. Claus once again this year. The mailbox for the letters will be ready for use by Saturday, Nov. 17, Postmaster Joe DiRusso said Wednesday.

Santa is coming to town next month, but before then he and Mrs. Claus will be answering letters from local children, with some help from the elves at the Hellertown Post Office.

Postmaster Joe DiRusso said the special mailbox for Santa’s letters was colored by kids who attended a holiday party at the post office Sunday afternoon. The children also made ornaments for the Christmas tree in the post office lobby, received goodie bags and enjoyed some holiday treats and snacks donated by local businesses.

The hand-colored Letters to Santa mailbox should be ready for use by this weekend, but letters can be dropped off before then, DiRusso said.

Letters to Santa that are dropped off must be accompanied by a return address in order to receive a reply.

For further information, contact the Hellertown post office.

Photos by Chris Christian

Hellertown Postmaster Joe DiRusso and other employees of the post office hosted a holiday party for children Sunday. The kids made decorations for the post office, received goodie bags and enjoyed treats and snacks.

Checking Santa’s “naughty or nice” list.

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