Three days left to write to Santa Claus
December 18, 2017 10:33am CST
Like every year the French postal service offers a free secretariat to Santa Claus («Père Noël» in French) who responds personally to each letter received. Any letter sent to «Père Noël» in France will be re-directed to Santa Claus secretariat, but the secretariat has also an official address : Père Noël 33 500 Libourne FRANCE The service is completely free, there is no need to put a stamp on your letter, and Santa Claus responded to 1.2 million letters from 140 countries last year, but, caution, the secretariat closes on December 22d. It is probably too late to write from outside of Europe now, but Santa Claus has also a website where you can write to him : pere-noel.laposte.fr and click on «Ecris-moi» (Write Me) and he will send you a real letter back by snail mail !
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@topffer I was keen to send one to the North Pole a few weeks ago, but the stamp here to Santa Clause has always been a bit cutthroat for the last few years (the price keeps coming up and up and up, almost like the speed of rockets go into space!). If my young relatives have some reply from your Santa Clause, that would be extremely wonderful. (One was asking me to ready some cookies and a glass of milk for her Santa Clause this year to my horror!)
@YrNemo They certainly will, but the letter will be delivered in your country after Christmas now. Next year I need to advertize earlier about this. The French secretariat opens in November, and you do not need to put any stamp to receive a response.
It is not too late : you will receive a letter from Santa Claus if you use their web and give your postal address. You can leave the address of somebody collecting stamps, a letter from the French Santa might be appreciated in a collection, and it is completely free with no risk to be spammed (it is an administration).
Yes, he speaks several languages. If you have a philatelist friend, you can send a message and fill the form with his address on the website before Dec 22nd and he will receive a snail mail from Santa which is a valuable curiosity I think. Free gift from the French postal office.