Australia Post has revealed how it handles the yearly influx of letters to Santa from Aussie kids at Christmas.
The postal service has shared Santa’s postcard, which is being sent to thousands of eager children over the festive season.
“Letter writing to Santa is still a very popular tradition in many households,” Australia Post spokeswoman Michelle Skehan said.
“We expect to deliver over 150,000 letters to the North Pole this year.”
Australia Post told Yahoo7 that each child receives a personally addressed postcard from Santa.
The enormous task of sorting the letters is done at central locations, where letters are read, hand-sorted and checked for return addresses.
The jolly postcard from Santa spreads the Christmas cheer.
“Thanks for sending your letter when you did,” Santa writes in the festive postcard, a sample of which was provided to Yahoo 7.
“Mrs Claus and I read your letter this morning while we ate breakfast.
“The North Pole is very hard to find, and I worry my friends will get lost on their way here!
Santa writes that he enjoys visiting the Great Barrier Reef and sometimes even stops for a “quick swim” before sharing his festive plans.
“Right now, Rudolph and I are organising a surprise movie night,” Santa continues.
“The elves, Mrs Claus and all the reindeer have been so busy getting things ready for Christmas.
“What’s your favourite Christmas movie?”
Children who posted letters to Santa before December 14 and provided a return address, will receive their personalised postcard before Christmas Day.
“I hope you’ll write to me again next year,” Santa wrote.
“We’re looking forward to hearing about all the fun things you get up to in 2019.”