Taking requests

The Postal Service began accepting letters to its annual USPS Operation Santa program on Nov. 1.

The 109-year-old program allows generous people and organizations to “adopt” letters to Santa Claus and fulfill holiday wish lists from children and others who are less fortunate.

Letters should be addressed to Santa Claus, 123 Elf Road, North Pole, 88888.

Letters must have a First-Class Mail stamp and be postmarked by Dec. 10.

The Postal Service will upload letters to USPSOperationSanta.com through Dec. 22.

Employees, customers and others who wish to adopt letters can register at USPSOperationSanta.com and have their identities verified beginning Nov. 15. Letters can be adopted from Nov. 29 through Dec. 22.

The Postal Service’s Holiday Newsroom website has additional information about the program, including FAQs and infographics that show how to write a letter, how to adopt a letter and how to ship USPS Operation Santa packages.