Letters to SantaDecember 1, 2016
The history of writing letters to Santa has some strange surprises in store for us. At first, parents would write to their children in the voice of Santa. And when children started writing back, they’d address the letters to simply, “The North Pole.” And that created a problem for the Postal Service.
A customs agent named John Gluck helped the Postal Service match letters to charities. But he had bigger plans too…like building an expensive headquarters building in Manhattan.