We all are well aware of how technology has changed/improved on our lives and certain functions of it. So it should be no surprise that in 2016, there are about a bagillion ways to communicate with Santa Claus during the holiday season!

Many people are familiar with the letter in the mail from Santa from the North pole (see below), but it has gotten so advanced that you can now chat on the phone with Santa or even FACETIME with him!! So if you have little ones, friends with children, nieces, nephews, cousins, whoever is a little kid haha and they want to talk with Santa, Wild 104 has you covered!!

Letter to Santa
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What would Santa be without his helped? Well The United States Postal Service has some of Santa’s helpers standing by at its Anchorage post office, ready to return letters to kids complete with a “NORTH POLE” postmark.

How does it work?? - Have your (or a) child write a letter to Santa; put it into an envelope addressed simply “SANTA CLAUS, THE NORTH POLE.” Later, secretly open the letter and write a response from Santa and make it person to your child. (USPS suggests writing it on the back of your child’s letter).

Then, put it in an envelope addressed to your child with “SANTA CLAUS, THE NORTH POLE” as the return address. (Add proper postage) Then put it inside a larger envelope, also with the necessary postage.

Then, send it all to:

North Pole Postmark
4141 Postmark Drive
Anchorage, AK 99530-9998

USPS says letters must arrive by Dec. 15 for Santa’s helpers to get the response back to your child in time for Christmas.

Santa Impersonators Thrive In Suburban Sydney
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Now if you want to step away from the 90's with the letters from Santa and move on to a cooler way to talk to Santa, then have Santa call your kids!!!! That's right, you don't call Santa, SANTA CALLS YOU!!!!!!!

This is an app you have to download, but it's free so no worries! It's available on your iPhone, iPad, Android & even in Spanish, French & German! Simply download the app, make a quick call with your name and a few minutes later, Santa will call your kids back, know their names & wish them a very merry Christmas!

Ivan Bliznetsov via ThinkStock
Ivan Bliznetsov via ThinkStock

Now I have saved the BEST for last... video chatting with Santa!!!!! Your kids can see Santa come in from the snowy outside with his red suit on, site down by the fireplace & chat with your kids!

Similar to the phone app, you enter your kids names, what they want, their ages & when you facetime with Santa he will know it all, so your kids truly believe they're talking to Santa!! You can even have Santa send you a photo for more proof hahah!

If you have more than one child, you can do separate individual messages from Santa, r a group one! This is also an app, but don't worry free to download!

Now I know this seems like a lot but I would have love too talk to Santa as a kid, so whichever way you chose, give your kids (or a kid hahah) the coolest experience ever by talking to Santa personally!!


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