Every year, millions of kids around the world (royals included) send their wishlists to Santa. And since the big man’s got a lot on his plate (cookies, mostly) this time of year, he really doesn’t have time to respond to them all. That’s where you come in.
The U.S. Postal Service is seeking volunteers for its Operation Santa program, where kindhearted individuals can “adopt” a letter written to Santa and respond. Pretty adorable, right?
Now in its 105th year, the program will have a special focus this holiday season on letters sent by children and families in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Here’s how you can take part: Visit a participating USPS office and peruse the letters to find one that you’d like to adopt. Let a postal clerk know, then write your response and send it from the same post office. New York City residents can also adopt a letter from this website.
Feeling extra generous? You can also fulfill someone’s Christmas wish. Hey, Santa can’t do it all by himself.