Uncommon Knowledge: What is Santa’s address?

Upcycled Mail Sack Pouch | UncommonGoodsWhile Santa’s street remains a mystery, at least we know his address ends in H0H 0H0. And that’s not actually a joke. It’s a Canadian postal code, which has six characters and a mix of letters and numbers. It seems that the lack of a standardized address for the jolly old elf resulted in countless numbers of children’s letters going undelivered. To solve that problem, the Canadian postal service created Santa’s own, personal ZIP code. In the decades since, millions of children have used it to mail letters to Santa in dozens of languages, and have received personalized replies in return in (with an assist from some of St. Nick’s countless postal volunteers).

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Written by Nathan

Nathan is a copywriter, who helps create our product descriptions as well as our weekly emails. He is also a nationally award-winning musical theater writer, whose work includes an adaptation of Lois Lowry’s novel The Giver. Nathan has also been a classical violinist, tutored Kazakhstani jewelers in entrepreneurship, created large-scale games played across entire city blocks, served as a missionary in South Korea, conducted experiments in sonoluminescence, co-founded an exotic fruit-growing business, was a theater critic for Tucson Weekly, and as a teenager composed a women’s jazz quartet that is currently performed around the world.

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