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    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 1st Dec 04, 5:47 PM
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    MSE Martin
    Free Letter From Santa (merged)
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    • 1st Dec 04, 5:47 PM
    Free Letter From Santa (merged) 1st Dec 04 at 5:47 PM
    Some companies try and charge for a letter from Santa.

    Forget that.

    If you (or maybe your child(ren)) send a letter with a first or second class stamp on it to

    Santa
    Reindeerland
    SAN TA1

    as long as it is received before December the 13th and includes a reply address. !Then Santa will write back, with the kind aid of the Royal Mail !

    I ho-ho-hope you save some money

    Martin

    Updated Note

    A few more facts from the discussion below.

    1. The website www.Northpole.com is Father Christmas's e-mail address apparently, and if children write there, he is now web enabled. !It seems Mrs. Christmas personally installed good ADSL up there. !(thanks to Nololly for this suggestion).

    2. Even if the address to Santa isn't correct, you should usually get a reply, however the above address is the one Royal Mail say Santa prefers.

    3. 2005 Christmas Note: Last year (when i first wrote this post) a few people who sent letters near the 16th didn't get replies. While the Post Office says it will reply, the early you send the better

    To discuss this or ask a question click reply
    Last edited by MSE Martin; 06-12-2005 at 5:07 PM.
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  • shanz_mum
    • #2
    • 1st Dec 04, 6:10 PM
    Re: Free Letter From Santa
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    • 1st Dec 04, 6:10 PM
    Thant's great it was posted a little while back but it's better coming from the man of saving himself.
    The amount that they want to charge you is a disgrace there was one i saw that wanted £12!!!!! everyone spread the word not everyone knows about this stop people getting conned.

    [move][glow=red,2,300]MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL[/glow][/move]
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 1st Dec 04, 7:36 PM
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    16011996
    • #3
    • 1st Dec 04, 7:36 PM
    Re: Free Letter From Santa
    • #3
    • 1st Dec 04, 7:36 PM
    thanks for this, our local radio is doing one but its £3.50 for the phonecall for them to send a letter. > cheeky so and sos.
  • pauliepie
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    • 1st Dec 04, 7:57 PM
    Re: Free Letter From Santa
    • #4
    • 1st Dec 04, 7:57 PM
    Thanks

    Do you have to put a stamp on the letter to Santa aswell!!!

    paul
    • jockettuk
    • By jockettuk 1st Dec 04, 10:32 PM
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    jockettuk
    • #5
    • 1st Dec 04, 10:32 PM
    Re: Free Letter From Santa
    • #5
    • 1st Dec 04, 10:32 PM
    no we didnt put a stamp on last yr and still got a reply ..
  • welshlady2k2
    • #6
    • 2nd Dec 04, 12:03 AM
    Re: Free Letter From Santa
    • #6
    • 2nd Dec 04, 12:03 AM
    I always send a letter to
    Santa Claus
    Toyland
    Wonderland
    I include my address but no stamp but still get a reply (well my daughter does)
    • Butterfli
    • By Butterfli 2nd Dec 04, 12:37 AM
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    Butterfli
    • #7
    • 2nd Dec 04, 12:37 AM
    Re: Free Letter From Santa
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    • 2nd Dec 04, 12:37 AM
    Thank you for the addy. I know one little girl who'll be soooooo pleased to get a reply from Sants
  • NOLOLLY
    • #8
    • 2nd Dec 04, 1:15 AM
    Re: Free Letter From Santa
    • #8
    • 2nd Dec 04, 1:15 AM
    FOR A FREE EMAIL USE

    WWW.NORTHPOLE.COM

    I HAVE USED THIS FOR MY OWN CHILDREN AND ALSO AT SCHOOL.
  • elcoline
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    • 2nd Dec 04, 2:19 AM
    Re: Free Letter From Santa
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    • 2nd Dec 04, 2:19 AM
    Does it still work if we address it to Father Christmas?

    I hate these "Americanisms"!

    • little_lil
    • By little_lil 2nd Dec 04, 10:05 AM
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    little_lil
    Re: Free Letter From Santa
    when we did it last year we did it to Father Christmas, North Pole and we got the reply ok. I guess it would be best to do it to the correct address in martins post to ensure it gets there tho (just incase the elves dealing with santas post are related to my postman who can't even put it thro the correct letterbox when it is correctly addressed : )
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 2nd Dec 04, 10:06 AM
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    16011996
    Re: Free Letter From Santa
    all my kids did letters last night, thanks again
  • Loobeylou
    Re: Free Letter From Santa
    Hear hear Elcoline - I was brought up talking about Father Christmas, and hate the way Santa Claus is gradually taking over.

    Thanks for the posting Martin - will use it for my grandsons.
    • Butterfli
    • By Butterfli 2nd Dec 04, 10:24 AM
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    Butterfli
    Re: Free Letter From Santa
    Wow, that's a great site, Nololly!
    Could hardly tear myself away from it but then I'm just a great big kid at heart

    I believe in Father Christmas

    BTW, elcoline, Santa isn't an 'Americanism'
    It's short for his real name - Saint Nicolas
  • shanz_mum
    Re: Free Letter From Santa
    there was a post on here before from someone who used to work for royal mail they said as long as you put father christmas/santa on the envolope and obviously your childs name and addy inside "father christmas will reply letters have to be posted before the 16th though to get back in time for christmas.
    they have been doing this for many years and my mum used to do it for me when i was a wee nipper!! ;D ;D

    [move][glow=red,2,300]Happy Christmas[/glow][/move]
  • Opal
    Re: Free Letter From Santa
    It's true that some of these companies are overcharging. However, not all letters are the same.

    The company that I am affiliated with produces a highly personalised letter (mentioning their pets, friends etc) with free doorhanger, whereas the Royal Mail's letter is a general letter addressed to the child.

    I have myself used the Royal Mail's service and it's a very nice letter with a Santa Postmark on the envelope, and considering it's free you can't go wrong.

    I think it's a case of horses for courses.




  • anguk
    Re: Free Letter From Santa
    they have been doing this for many years and my mum used to do it for me when i was a wee nipper!! ;D ;D
    Us too! My parents owned a sub Post Office and my younger brother & sister sent a letter to Santa every year. (Just worked out that we 1st started sending them over 25 years ago , I feel old).
    As long as it says Santa or Father Christmas or something like that you should get a reply.
  • greatdain
    Re: Free Letter From Santa
    For the last two years my children wrote to Father Christmas and every morning we waited with eager anticipation for the postman to deliver a reply from the Royal Mail. Unfortunately neither child got a reply so this year we found www.fatherchristmasletters.co.uk and yes i did pay £5.99 per letter but you should have seen the kids delight when they received the letters - they were just fabulous. By writing to Santa and buying our letters we get entered into a prize draw to win £500 of Amazon vouchers so all in all i think this is a pretty good deal.
  • stormshelterdave
    Re: Free Letter From Santa
    For those of you feeling charitable ChildLine offer this service for a minimum donation of £5. Admittedly it's not as money saving as free, but its for the kids.

    Taken from http://www.childline.org.uk/content.asp?section=ExtraPage&id=218

    ...Simply make a donation to ChildLine (minimum £5 per letter requested) by sending a cheque or postal order (made payable to ChildLine) to Santa’s Little Helpers, ChildLine, 45 Folgate Street, London E1 6GL. Please enclose your own details and your nominated child’s name, age and address. The deadline for ordering your Letter from Santa is 3 December.
  • shanz_mum
    Re: Free Letter From Santa
    just poped mine in the post
  • wilsons
    Re: Free Letter From Santa
    Does posting the letter to

    Santa
    Reindeerland
    SAN TA1

    still work for Northern Ireland?
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