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The US Post Office May Deliver Your Mail Really Early

Santa's Address

Listen: Meiko S. Patton

Mail carriers start their deliveries before the crack of dawn

It’s ‘Priority Yule’ as Post Offices gear up for heavy parcel volume

Also, Santa's address and how you can answer childrens' letter to Santa.

SACRAMENTO, CA—Households should not be alarmed if they hear postal mail carriers delivering as early as 5:00 a.m., starting the Friday after Thanksgiving. The clatter and jangle so familiar this time of year is just your letter carrier getting an early start on the heavy package volume projected for this holiday season.

To keep our promise to deliver the best holiday for you, our carriers will be out making early morning deliveries in many communities throughout the Sacramento postal district.

As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season gains momentum, the Postal Service wants to keep pace with it. The fact is parcel volume is higher than ever, and we want to make sure we meet our commitment to deliver every piece every day.

The Postal Service is projecting a double-digit increase in package volume this holiday season – more than 800 million packages will be delivered between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

The notion of the “busiest day” is a thing of Christmas past, due to early online shopping. The forecast shows the busiest week will be December 16-21, with more than 28 million packages being delivered per day.

It is our mission to assure that everyone’s precious gifts get delivered in the ‘nick of time’ for you.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

Santa and the Postal Service are. Which is good news for kids who may not be able to have the happy holiday they deserve.

This year the USPS Operation Santa®program is 107 years old. The program was established by the Postal Service to help families and children in need at the holidays. This year brings some exciting changes, a new website, an expansion of last year’s digital program, and Santa’s OFFICIAL postal address!

Santa Claus

123 Elf Road

North Pole


When writing to Santa this year, it’s important to use the new address as well as making sure there is a stamp on the envelope — in the upper right hand corner — that will help the letters reach Santa in time to consider granting a child’s holiday wish.

USPS Spokesperson Meiko Patton
Operation Santa

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