Post answers children's Christmas letters

Letters addressed to "Father Christmas at the North Pole" are being given special treatment by the Swiss postal service.

This content was published on December 5, 2007 - 15:01

A five-person team is charged with identifying the senders and answering the letters, a service that has been provided since 1950.

Last year more than 17,800 children sent Christmas letters and 96 per cent of them could be answered, Swiss Post said in a statement.

The seasonal letters are taken to a sorting centre where they are divided up by language and, whenever possible, answered.

The responses are mailed back with a specially chosen children's stamp and include a small gift for each child.

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