Children in Lloydminster have just over two weeks to get their letters to Santa in the mail. Because it’s a long way to the North pole, letters must be in the mail by December 12th to guarantee a response.

Santa loves hearing about school activities, favourite sports, or jokes in the letters. He also loves getting pictures and drawings from his pen pals. Canada post has free templates on its website if you are unsure of what to write.

The North Pole gets around a million letters a year which Santa can respond to in more than 30 languages including braille.

Letters should be addressed to Santa Claus at the North Pole with the postal code H0H 0H0. Your return address should also be included in the top left-hand corner. No postage is needed for the letter to be sent.