The Royal Mail, one of the UK's largest courier services, has relaunched a popular scheme letting children write to Father Christmas for just the cost of a stamp amid the fast-approaching Christmas festivities.

With only six weeks to go before the big day on December 25, families will be able to use this Royal Mail service to write to Santa to tell him what they want on the big Day.

The service, which has existed for 59 years, sees the Royal Mail take on the "special privilege of managing Santa's mailbag and getting an inside peak into what children really want for Christmas."

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In a statement, Lisa Luveniyali, Royal Mail 'Chief Elf', said: “Royal Mail plays a very special part in the nation’s Christmas preparations. We are proud that for 59 years, Santa has allowed us to help manage the hundreds of thousands of special letters he receives from boys and girls across the country. 

“His special team of elves at Royal Mail especially enjoy taking a peek at what children are asking for as well as helping Santa reply to these special letters. 

"Don’t forget to include your full name and address on your letter so Santa can reply to you!”

How to write to Father Christmas through the Royal Mail Santa letter service

To write a letter to the North Pole's most famous resident, please address your letter to Santa Clause and include your full name, address, and postcode so he can write back to you.

Senders should also include a stamp so the letter can be mailed.

Once all the letters have been received, the Royal Mail will reveal a definitive guide to what children really want this Christmas.

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When to write to Santa via the Royal Mail Santa letter service

Children can begin writing to Santa as the Royal Mail launches its scheme for another year.

Kids will have until Friday, December 9 to write in and get a response from the big man himself.

Is Royal Mail doing Santa letters for free?

The Royal Mail Santa service is free but parents are required to stamp the letter so it can be sent.

The price of UK stamps can be found on the Royal Mail website.

Royal Mail ask customers to mail their Christmas letters and packages early

The Royal Mail is asking people to "shop early and post early" ahead of the festive season next month.

The Royal Mail in encouraging customers to mail their gifts early to help postal workers better handle the demands of Christmas.

The postal service has provided the recommended dates to deliver items for Christmas Day.

Monday, December 19

  • 2nd Class
  • 2nd Class Signed for 
  • Royal Mail 48

Wednesday, December 21

  • 1st Class
  • 1st Class Signed For
  • Royal Mail 24

Thursday, December 22

  • Special Delivery Guaranteed

To find out more, please visit the Royal Mail website.