Canada Post apologizes for Santa letter returned to 6-year-old

Dec. 11, 2013 at 2:44 PM   |   Comments

PETERBOROUGH, Ontario, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Canada Post apologized for returning an Ontario 6-year-old's letter to Santa that misspelled "North Pole" but bore the correct postal code.

Gabriela and Chris Revak of Peterborough said their son, Adam, 6, insisted on writing and addressing his own letter to Santa, and the resulting letter misspelled the North Pole as "theNorthPowle," but Santa Claus' name was spelled correctly as was the postal code, H0H 0H0, the Toronto Star reported Wednesday.

Canada Post media spokeswoman Anick Losier said the letter should have gone through despite the misspellings because it bore the correct postal code.

"Santa will be extremely upset to hear that," Losier said. "He's going to ask us to fix that right away."

"It's extremely rare this happens. We don't want to disappoint any child. This is a cherished tradition at Canada Post.''

Losier said a team of about 9,000 "elves" are on hand each year to make sure each child's letter to Santa gets a response. She said Santa will likely send Adam Revak a "special letter" to make up for the postal error.

Topics: Santa Claus
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