Tuesday, November 25, 2008
If you haven't checked it out yet, Canada Post's website has an online guide for Holiday delivery.
Basically, if you are using Lettermail to send your cards in Canada, Dec. 18 is your deadline for a December 24th delivery if sending WITHIN your province, Dec 17 if sending to outside.
If you're sending cards to the US, C.P. recommends December 10th.
AND HERE'S SOME GREAT INFO FOR YOUR KIDS!
Did you know that your children can send mail to Santa, no matter where you live in the world and he'll respond? Absolutely!
Here's some info from Canada Post about this great program, now in it's 27th year:
- The Santa Letter-writing Program brings joy to children from across Canada and around the world. In addition to giving many children their first introduction to letter writing, this program is also a very important part of the holiday season for thousands of Canada Post employees and retirees.
Currently, more than one million children write to Santa at his 'NORTH POLE H0H 0H0' address. Each letter that includes a return address receives a reply from Santa.
More than 11,000 current and retired Canada Post employees, affectionately called Postal Elves, help Santa to ensure that every child's letter gets an answer in the language in which the letter was written, including Braille (emails are answered in English or French).
Encourage your children and students to write to Santa. It is a fun learning experience that helps teach kids how to write and send a letter. To ensure that children will receive a reply from Santa before Christmas, they should write as early as possible. Remember to include your return address. Teachers are urged to send their classroom letters by December 5.
Although Santa loves to receive letters and drawings, putting cookies and treats in your envelope is not a good idea as they will get crushed and damaged by the time they reach Santa. Santa much prefers to eat his treats on Christmas Eve, so please have your children save them at home for the big day!
Please have your children address their letters to: