Grownups! Santa Claus Needs Your Help!

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Christmas is coming up fast and Santa’s got too much to do by himself! Luckily, there’s a way you can help!

For over 100 years, the United States Postal Service has been getting letters from good little boys and girls addressed to the big man himself, Santa Claus.

Like this one:

puppy-dog-kitten-cat-fuzzy-puppy

In 1912, Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock began allowing postal employees and citizens to respond to the children’s letters. By the 1940s, community organizations and other groups were penning responses to the little ones too.

This cool service is called Operation Santa and it still exists today!

Here’s the fun part, in certain U.S. cities ordinary people can “adopt” a Santa letter by either responding to the note or fulfilling the children’s Christmas wishes!!  That’s right, you can choose to adopt a letter and send the children toys! How fun is that?

Read ALL ABOUT the program and how you might get involved HERE

Hurry though!! Christmas is ALMOST HERE!

p.s. Please don’t send a puppy, a dog, a kitten, a cat, a fuzzy puppy, OR a fuzzy kitten!

Oh yeah and TGIF!!

  • Helen Gircko

    Santa dissolved into virtual reality …. fun! However, the main thing is of course – to give / receive a gift …. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity, Pee-wee. And I can promise you that I will not send a kitten, etc. (I leave it all for myself). TGIF!
    This activity is suitable for Friday….

  • Robert Raymond Britz

    Ha! What a great post Pee Wee! It gives new meaning to the phrase “secret Santa”! I hope your getting ready for the big day by decorating the playhouses accordingly. However, as I remember there where a few Christmas decorations such as a snow man left out year round!;)

  • Jennifer Jarrard-Scalise

    Thank you Pee-Wee for the great information. We have an “Angle” tree at our school to help the kids at Christmas. I love to help. I just watched your Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special last night! It was great fun! xoxo