Order a letter from Santa online or with your tablet

Every year, Santa Claus receives approximately 500,000 letters and postcards sent by children and adults from all around the world to the Finnish Arctic Circle. Since the 1990s, customers have also had the opportunity to order letters from Santa. Santa always keeps up with the times, so you can order a letter from Santa online or using a tablet app.

Santa and his helpers speak 11 languages! The available languages include Finnish, Swedish, English, German, Japanese, Chinese, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian and Dutch. The letter is sent from Santa’s Main Post Office in Rovaniemi in the Finnish Arctic Circle. The letter includes Santa’s Christmas story (a secret until Christmas!), a genuine Christmas stamp, the special cachet of the Santa Claus’ Main Post Office, and, of course, Santa’s signature.

The letter may be ordered until December 9, with all letters ordered by that date delivered to the recipients in time for Christmas.

The new service offered this Christmas is the Write to Santa app for Samsung’s latest tablets with pens, Galaxy Note 10.1 and 5.3. You can use the application to write to Santa and order the letter. The letters are stored on the device. The Write to Santa app can be downloaded for free to these tablets from the Samsung apps store or Google play. Santa’s letter itself costs EUR 7. You can pay through the app with a credit card or PayPal.

To read more about Santa’s letter, visit www.posti.fi or www.santaclaus.posti.fi

Further information for the media:

Itella Posti Oy, Development Director Markku Penttinen, tel. +358 20 451 5519 or Product Manager Eero Hiekkavuo, tel. +358 20 451 5533, firstname.lastname@posti.fi
Itella Communications, Communications Manager Sara Lindström, tel. +358 50 566 6851, firstname.lastname@itella.com

Itella Posti Oy provides mail services throughout Finland, including the deliveries of letters, publications and direct mail, in addition to parcel and express transport services, NetPosti, as well as Posti shops and outlets. Itella Posti Oy is part of the Itella Mail Communications business group, which reported net sales of MEUR 1,152 and employed 17,900 persons in 2011. Itella Mail Communications is part of Itella Group. www.itella.com.