Ready or not, Santa Claus is coming to town...soon. But before he can, he needs to know what your kids want!

Writing a letter to Santa is a beloved tradition, and this year, you can take it up a notch. This year, the U.S. Postal Service is going to help you make sure you kids get a letter directly from Santa.

Here's how this needs to go down:

Step 1: Have your kids write a letter to Santa. Make sure it gets into an envelope addressed to "Santa Claus, North Pole."

Step 2: Once the kids have gone to bed, open the envelope and write a response to the child. Santa's giving you permission on this one, so don't feel bad.

Step 3: When the response is ready, put it in an envelope and address it to the child and add the return address – SANTA, NORTH POLE – to the envelope. Remember to use a stamp!

Step 4: Put both letters in a larger envelope and send them to: North Pole Postmark, Postmaster, 4141 Postmark Drive, Anchorage, AK 99530-9998.

From there, the elves will take care of things, and your kids will get a true letter from Santa. Note: According to KWQC, letters must be received by the postmaster no later than December 13th

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