Kids in need are sending Christmas letters. You can help fulfill their wishes through Operation Santa.

A young girl writes a letter to Santa. (Photo by cottonbro from Pexels.)

’Tis the season to give, and we have a feeling this might be one of the best ways yet to do exactly that.

Have you ever stopped to consider what happens to all the kids who make requests to Santa, but who don’t have a Santa in their life to provide Christmas presents?

The last couple of years have been harder on some than others. And while we all have reasons for the season, to know there are children who get overlooked on a day when kids everywhere are waking up to open gifts from Santa -- that’s heart-wrenching.

The United States Postal Service has created a way to ensure those children don’t get overlooked, and it’s a way in which those who have come out of the last couple years relatively unscathed can participate in the giving.

Here’s how it works:

1. Log onto and click on “Adopt a Letter.” You can theen look through notes children have sent to Santa. You can pick one or several that speak to you.

2. Find the perfect gift -- whatever is doable for you -- but make sure to keep it anonymous. Remember, the gift is coming from Santa.

3. Wrap and pack the gift(s), but be sure to follow the shipping guidelines. You can find them by clicking here.

4. Take your gifts and postage to a participating post office before Dec. 18.

If you have the means and are feeling generous this year, it really is a simple way to make someone’s Christmas.

Have more questions about how it works? Find everything you need to know by clicking here.

About the Author:

Dawn Jorgenson, Graham Media Group Branded Content Managing Editor, began working with the group in April 2013. She graduated from Texas State University with a degree in electronic media.