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Kids depend on the U.S. Postal Service to deliver letters to Santa

By Christie Post - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Every year children all over the world trust the United States Postal service with their letter to Santa to make sure it get delivered to the North Pole.

"We know how important it is to get in touch with Santa so we want to do our best," said Randy Turner, United States Postal Service Postmaster.

It's a partnership between the Santa and the U.S. Postal Service that dates back more than a century.

"They sort them out through state and through city so we know exactly what is going where," said Mrs. Claus.

Even though Santa can now be reached through Facebook, Twitter, email and even text, people still trust the old fashion tradition of snail mail.

Every time a child stuffs his or her wish list into an envelope goes through Santa's helpers at the post office. "We have one girl that's asking for a sewing machine and of course everyone wants a puppy," Denise Fowler, Santa's Post Office Helper.

For 20 years, Denise Fowler has helped Santa get thousands of letters from Lubbock to the North Pole. 

"Lot of the letters come through the post office. It's just exciting how the spirit can be lifted through the eyes of a child," said Fowler.

Fowler is just one of the many Postal Service workers that help read letters for Saint Nick, since he is such a busy guy this time of the year. Fowler said each time she reads a letter it warms her heart. It takes little effort from her, but it means so much to her to help Santa reach every child.

"It means everything to Santa. He is so busy traveling the world and making sure everyone is getting what they want. So to have the Post office help out it's really nice," said Mrs. Claus.

During the busiest season of the year, the Postal service will deliver millions of letters to Santa and will keep the tradition alive for decades to come.

"It just grows and grows all the letters each year," said Fowler.

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