In case you weren't aware, every year millions of children and sometimes adults across the country send letters to Santa Claus containing special Christmas requests.
The United States Postal Services (USPS) has been making some of those wishes come true through Operation Santa. The program, which is now in its 105th year, was started in 1912 by Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock, when he authorized local Postmasters to allow employees and citizens to reply to letters addressed to Santa.
By 1940, the program was so popular that the USPS enlisted charitable organizations, community groups and businesses to respond to families who have sent letters.
As Christmas approaches, the program is once again making wishes come true by responding to as many letters as possible. This year, there's a special focus on letters sent by families in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, where residents are still struggling to rebuild their lives after the hurricanes.
Last week, USPS kicked off its Operation Santa program. For the 105th year, Santa's helpers from around the country can help fulfill a child's holiday wish. Read and adopt a letter today at https://t.co/61V9eDd2n7! pic.twitter.com/cWXyIF2cyR— U.S. Postal Service (@USPS) December 4, 2017
Once again, the USPS is in need of Santa's helpers to make these holiday wishes come true.