Livability | This Small Town Receives 22,000 Letters to Santa Each Year (and They Reply to Every Single One)
Every year, children across the world pour their hearts into letters to Santa Claus, wishing him luck on his journey, asking him to say hello to Rudolph, and requesting their Christmas wish lists. So where does this mail — often simply marked to “Santa” or “the Guy in the Big Red Suit” — wind up? The answer, most often, is the small town of Santa Claus, Indiana.
For more than 100 years, this tiny, festive city of approximately 2,500 people has assembled “Santa’s Elves,” a mighty team of volunteers who work tirelessly during the holiday season to answer each and every one of the more than 20,000 letters sent to the town’s post office, the only one in the world to hold the Santa Claus name.
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