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Advent Calendar
Click on each day for a new surprise to decorate your desktop with and to lift your holiday spirit



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Count-down Until Christmas
Count the days, hours, minutes and seconds until Christmas!

 December 25

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Operation Santa Letters
Read the "Dear Santa" stories that inspired this site. They will touch your heart!


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Operation Santa Claus Tips and Advice 
We are pleased to bring you advice and assistance during your participation in answering "Dear Santa" letters through the United States Postal Service program; Operation Santa Claus. We have compiled tips and advice to ensure that your experience is a happy and safe one.



Make a Donation
f there is one time of year that should feel more special than others, it's the holidays Whether it's giving of ourselves when we entertain family and friends or sharing our blessings with those in need, this is the season of giving. Don't have time to shop, wrap or mail gifts to answer those "Dear Santa" letters?  Santa has established an account at Paypal so you can make a contribution of any amount that you like, and we will do the shopping and shipping for you. 100% of all contributions are used to bring Christmas to needy children who write to "Dear Santa" each year. Read more

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"Dear Santa" - Operation Santa Claus Post Office Locations  
We have had so many requests for information about Post Office locations for Operation Santa Claus chapters the United States that we are now posting information as we receive it. If you have information about a post office in your town who has "Dear Santa" letters to share with the public please let us know and we will share that information on this site and on
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Your donations make it possible for Operation Letters To Santa
to answer more letters to needy children
during the Christmas season.

Santa's Guestbook
Santa Claus loves to hear from all of our visitors. Please leave us a message and tell us where you are located in the world as we would love to hear from you and share this holiday season with all of our visitors.

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Contests and Sweepstakes!  
Check this page often as we will be sponsoring contests on Valentines Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and of course, Christmas 2008! Visit often for your chance to win some great gifts from Operation Letters To Santa and many of our sponsored advertisers.


Christmas Tales
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus! Read all of your favorite Christmas tales here. Read these classic tales online or print the PDF version.

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Christmas Carols
Lyrics and midi's for Santa's favorite Christmas Carols. Jingle bells, Silent Night and many more.


Christmas Sheet Music
Find sheet music and midi's for all of your favorite Christmas Carols


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Christmas trees, holly & ivy.... so many beautiful traditions to share. Did you ever wonder where Poinsettia's came from? Why we decorate Christmas trees? And just what is Wassailing?

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Holiday Kid Zone
Activities and fun for children and families. Find crafts, music, coloring pages, free thank you notes, free holiday stationery, Naughty or Nice meter and so much more!.

Kitten and mouse

Track Santa on Christmas Eve
After you have had your bath and are cozy in your best pajamas, be sure to put out milk and cookies for Santa and reindeer treats for his team. Then settle down in front of your computer and follow Santa as he makes his rounds and comes closer to your house.

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Movie Night!
We have gathered your favorite holiday movies, cartoons and music videos here. So grab some popcorn, your favorite friends and family members, a steaming mug of hot chocolate and settle down to watch Charlie Brown, Garfield, The Grinch and many more. From Halloween to Christmas, there are all here!   


There is no place like home for the holidays, and the best place of all is in the kitchen baking up goodies for friends and family. Find the recipes that warm the heart and the season.

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Free Personalized Christmas Lists
Print out plenty of these beautiful personalized lists to use for your own wish list as well as for that top secret list of gifts that you are planning on buying or making for family and friends. Each page is personalized with your own name!


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Send Free Vintage E-Cards
Send a lovely electronic greeting card to everyone on your list. Here you will find vintage  and contemporary Christmas, Victorian, Thanksgiving, Halloween and New Years cards.


Email Santa and Receive an Instant Letter Back From Him!
Write to Santa Claus and you will get an instant response from him that you can print out and save! You can write as many times as you like.

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Santa's Newsletter
We have recently added Santa's guestbook for our visitors. We love to hear from you! When we have updates and additions to our website we would love to let you know what is going on in our world. We will also send you contest news, free recipes, great holiday resources, tips, and ideas. Please signup for Santa's Newsletter and we will keep in touch.

Gifts for You!
Free holiday stationery, gift tags, vintage e-greetings for Easter, Valentines Day, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and Birthdays!

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Free Holiday Wallpapers
Don't want to download screensavers that may take up a lot of energy? Use one of our free holiday wallpapers to brighten up your desktop and put you in the holiday spirit. Download free wallpapers for your favorite holidays! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years!

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Santa's Village Shops
Shop the best gifts on the web, hand-picked by Operation Letters To Santa's experts. Find trendy, personalized, luxury, and extraordinary experience gifts matched to your recipient's personality and interests. 

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Santa's Christmas Blog!
Visit Santa's blog to find out how to become a part of Operation Santa Claus and help needy children have a wonderful Christmas!   You will also find all kinds of holiday recipes, crafts, gift ideas and great Christmas stories and traditions.


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Site Search! 
Operation Letters To Santa offers more than 900 pages of traditions, carols, lyrics, sheet music, crafts, games, recipes and so much more. We have sections of the site devoted to Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Please use our free Google Search tool to find the pages that you are looking for.

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Christmas Greetings
Find out how people in other countries say Merry Christmas!
The Christmas season is a time for peace and love. Select a country from our alphabetical list and start spreading holiday cheer by learning to say Merry Christmas in a different language.

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Support Our Troops
We at Operation Letters To Santa are very proud and very supportive of our military troops and military families who sacrifice something each day to ensure that we as individuals and as a nation continue to have the freedoms that we hold so dear. Please support them in any way that you can this season and all year long.

 Vintage Christmas Cards
Operation Letters To Santa.com has a distinct vintage and nostalgic feel to it.  In large part, that is due to the beautiful holiday images that are used throughout the site. As this website currently has more than 900 pages, it is unlikely that you have seen but a fraction of the  very lovely vintage Christmas and winter holiday cards that are in use here. So we gathered them up and placed them in a slideshow for you to view at your leisure' Enjoy!


Here you will find  lots of activities and ideas for a safe, old fashioned Halloween.  Halloween costumes, games, crafts and Halloween party ideas. You will also find free personalized stationery, free vintage e-cards, party recipes, and so much more. Countdown the days until Halloween.


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Countdown to Thanksgiving, read Presidential Thanksgiving proclamations, find family holiday traditions, crafts, recipes, family activities and more!



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New Years
Recipes, Party ideas and favors. Activities, games and crafts. Countdown until New Year's Eve


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Consider Advertising On Our Award Winning Site!
With over two million unique visitors a year, Operation Letters To Santa has the largest reach of any independently operated holiday website and is the Internet's leading resource for winter holiday and Christmas family activities, traditions, lyrics, sheet music, recipes, games, free e-greetings, free downloads, gifts and so much more!

Tell A Friend About Us
We would love to share our site with your family and friends! 


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Christmas Safety Tips
Christmas is a time of joy and happiness. These tips should help you have a safe holiday.

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Privacy Policy
It is important that you know that you and your children can enjoy Operation Letters To Santa without ever submitting any personal information. 

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Awards Won By This Site
Awards come in many ways. These are some that we have received. Please visit the sites that have conferred these honors upon this site.


Contact Us
If you have suggestions for things that you would like to see on this site please let us know.