Hello again! Ed Elf with some crucial information for you all. I’m sure you’ve got a list of gifts you might want to ask for off Father Christmas. Well, this is how you can contact the big man – and how he might contact you in return.

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Mailing Santa

In the UK, the Royal Mail address to ensure your letter reaches stamp green postage_112649321Father Christmas and his elves is:

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Father Christmas,

                                    Santa’s Grotto,

                                    Reindeerland,

                                     SAN TA1.

If you write before December 12th you should get a reply. It is important to put your address on the letter, but remember that Father Christmas is a busy man so don’t be too disappointed if you don’t hear back. The main thing is to let him and his elves know what you’d like for Christmas. Please remember Father Christmas doesn’t like greedy children so be careful how many things you put on your list.

Other countries have their own addresses for Father Christmas. It helps speed up the delivery process. They end up in a depot there and, rest assured, all end up in the same mailbag in Santa’s workshop.santa carrying_84360187

In Canada, the postcode at the end of the address is funny because it reads: “H0 0H H0”. You get it? Ho Ho Ho!

Don’t forget, if you have a fireplace, there is always the old-fashioned way – and frankly these ways are sometimes best. Simply put the letter in front of the fire (or even in the fireplace if it isn’t burning away). When the north wind is ready, it will suck the letter up the chimney and send it on its way to Father Christmas and his wee helpers, like me. Job done!

Tracking Santa

This is brilliant! Would I lie to you? You can follow the progress of Father Christmas as he makes his deliveries across the globe on Christmas Eve. Visit www.noradsanta.org and you can track him and his magnificent reindeer on the home computer or tablet. Magical or what?

Visiting Santa

You can visit Santa’s helpers at grottos and shopping malls across the world in the run up to the big day. You might even see some of my elf friends. But if you and your family want to visit the big man in Lapland, you might want to take a look at this site: santaclausvillage.info.