Posties ready to deliver Santa mail

POSTIES across the country are expecting more than half of Australian children to write a letter to Santa this Christmas, following an Australia Post survey of parents. 

Australia Post’s recent survey found that despite the technology boom, toys are still the leading Santa wish list item from almost 60 per cent of Australian children this Christmas, followed  closely by electronic games/iPhones/iPods at 40 per cent, and  bikes or scooters at 22 per cent. 

“Our posties are getting ready to deliver the most important letters from children to Santa, in the nick of time for Christmas,”  Australia Post executive general manager Christine Corbett said.

“We’ve heard Santa is buying some gifts online this year so our posties will be extra busy delivering children’s letters and parcels across the country, which is why it’s important to start sending your letters and gifts now. 

“Letters to Santa need to be addressed to Santa, North Pole, 9999 and should be posted by December 14 so he can reply by Christmas,” Ms Corbett said.

“Don’t forget to clearly label the envelope with a 60 cent stamp and include a return address so Santa knows where to send his reply.” 

Last year, more than 100,000 Australian children received replies from Santa. The survey also found that 80 per cent of the letters are written by children under eight, with the majority sent by children aged between five and eight years old. 

Letters to Santa can be posted in any red street posting box or over the counter at Australia Post outlets.

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