Dear Santa (Up in Greenland)!

As the old song goes, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Many Christmas markets are already open and this weekend marks the ceremonial 'switching on of Christmas tree lights' in our commune by Julemanden (Santa) - aided and abetted by the local firebrigade.  Decorations and fairy lights are going up faster than you can say "ris à l'amande"And my husband will soon be popping on his apron for his ceremonial once-a-year (I kid you not..) stint in the kitchen.  To bake a huge batch of æbleskiver (Christmas donuts)...



But back to Julemanden (Santa Claus).  Did you know that he lives in Greenland.  Yep, he even has his own personal postcode - 2412.  Don't believe me?  Then go check the Greenlandish postal service.  And if your child writes him a letter, he'll send them a reply!  And thousands of kids do put pen to paper - my husband snapped a picture of Julemanden's postbox when he visited the town of Nuuk a few years ago...




 Simply address the envelope to

JULEMANDEN / SANTA CLAUS


2412


GRØNLAND




 

You can also write to Julemanden at his 'offices' in Copenhagen:

JULEMANDEN / SANTA CLAUS


JULEMANDENS POSTCENTER 24


0900 KØBENHAVN C


Remember to pop a stamp on the envelope.  Kr.12.50 if you're writing to Greenland.  Kr. 8 to Copenhagen.

And last, but not least, don't forget to include your name and address if you ho, ho, hope to hear back from Julemanden!

Diane :)