Canada Post is making a change to its Santa Claus letter-writing program. But, don’t worry, the home delivery service is staying the same.
This year, the postal agency said Santa Claus will not be writing individual letters to children at school.
Instead, the man in red will send a group response to the classroom.
In a letter addressed to teachers and educators, Canada Post said it’s making the change in order to “ensure the programs remains a special experience for every child.”
“We know many kids write two letters to Santa — one at school and one at home,” Canada Post stated in the letter. “This can lead to a child receiving inconsistent responses from Santa. To avoid this, we are introducing the following approach with class letters that we hope you will enjoy with your students.”
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In order to avoid an inconsistent response and the possibility of ruining a child’s Christmas, Santa Claus will reply to the entire class with a large poster-sized letter, which includes the names of all the children in the classroom.
The class’s letter will also include a small gift, which is a special package of seeds from the North Pole.
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“Each package will contain enough seeds for you to conduct a special classroom activity. Whether you wish to use the seeds to teach your students about nature and the environment or to simply extend the Santa magic, is up to you,” Canada Post stated.
Teachers are encouraged to get their students’ letters in the mail by Dec. 2.
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If kids want a personalized reply from Santa, they can still write him from home. Canada Post said children will be sure to get a response before Christmas if they mail their letter before Dec. 11.
Parents, teachers and kids wanting to write to Santa should direct their letters to Santa Claus, North Pole, H0H 0H0.