Good Monday morning,
This is a wonderful time of year. We have the opportunity to connect with friends and family and celebrate this special season. One of the many ways we reach out is through Christmas cards. I found it interesting that in spite of the evolution of email and e-cards, Canada Post announced there has been very little drop in the volume of mail delivered at Christmas.
One of my favourite memories as a child was to send a letter to Santa. Starting at a local level in 1974 in Montreal, for the past 32 years, 9,000 Canada Post employees & retirees have answered letters to Santa in over 22 million letters in 29 languages including Braille.
When it first started, 22,000 letters were answered with the help of about 1,000 volunteers. By 1984, that number jumped to half a million letters that were answered by roughly 5,000 helpers. In 2000, the million-letter mark was eclipsed for the year.
They can be mailed to Santa Claus, North Pole, Canada, H0H 0H0. The Santa online post office, is visited 1/4 million times a season.
Interesting story – in 1955 Sears gave children a hotline number to reach Santa Claus. The number mis-typed was, by chance, the number of the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD). Fortunately Colonel Harry Shoup had a good sense of humor and he shared that Santa Claus was indeed located on the radar heading south from the North Pole. NORAD now annually announces the location of Santa, as he takes his yearly trip.
Speaking of requests to Santa, you may be wondering what to give that special person in your life or you may desire to invest in yourself. This Christmas, give a gift that truly keeps on giving – clarity, direction, and a better future in 2015 and beyond. CareerJoy has a variety of programs and gift certificates that will meet your budget. Connect with Brittany Knapp, Manager of Client Services, at Brittany.Knapp@CareerJoy.com or 1-877-256=2569 x 4 to learn more.
P.S. Don’t forget to register fore next CareerClass | Social Media & Your 3D Personal Brand | Learn.Grow.Succeed! Wednesday, December 17, 2014 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm. Click for more information & to register.