Far Northern children get cracking so letters make it to Santa on time
SANTA Claus must feel pretty special during the festive season, with more than half of Australian children expected to address letters to the North Pole this year.
An Australia Post survey reveals toys will top Christmas wish lists to the jolly man in red, followed by electronic games and bikes or scooters.
Cairns' Australia Post manager Julie Redmond said the team at Sheridan St had been busy sorting letters to the North Pole.
"Christmas cards and gifts aren't the only important mail items keeping our staff busy this time of year,'' she said.
"Our posties work very closely with Santa's elves to ensure all of Santa's mail reaches his secret workshop at the North Pole. Letters to Santa should be addressed to Santa, North Pole, 9999, and can be posted in any red street posting box or over the counter at your local Australia Post retail outlet, many of which will be open longer in the lead-up to Christmas.''
Far Northern children are encouraged to pen their letters by this Friday, so Santa has time to reply to everyone.
"Remember to write the address clearly, place a 60-cent stamp on your envelope and don't forget to include your return address on the back of the envelope so that Santa knows where to send his reply,'' Ms Redmond said.
Cairns' Australia Post is located at 38 Sheridan St.
Visit auspost.com.au/education for tips on writing letters to Santa, letterheads and games.
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Right spirit: Cairns Australia Post manager Julie Redmond with some cute letters bound for the North Pole. Picture: TOM LEE