Don’t be a Scrooge! Read these letters to Santa to get into the holiday spirit

The USPS says the program has helped ‘countless’ families throughout the years

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SAN ANTONIO – Trouble getting into the Christmas spirit because you can’t go home, or don’t have the day off? Try reading a few letters to Santa to get into the holiday spirit.

According to the United States Postal Service, hundreds of thousands of letters are sent to Santa from children and families across the country every year.

Most of the letters ask for toys and games, but some kids actually ask for basic necessities or help for a loved one.

The agency’s Operation Santa makes it possible for individuals and organizations to adopt these letters and send responses and thoughtful gifts in Santa’s place.

The website changes daily as new letters are added to the site, so be sure to visit often, especially if you want to adopt a letter and help make a Christmas wish come true.

Letter adoption opens on Dec. 4 and is available at

To read through some of the letters, click here. For more information on the letter writing and adoption process, click here.

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About the Author:

Jakob Rodriguez is a digital journalist at KSAT 12. He's a graduate of Texas State University, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the student-run newspaper, The University Star.