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Letters for Saint Nicholas from Belgian children


This year children in Belgium sent huge number of letters to Saint Nicholas, reports the Belgian postal service Bpost.
Kids are sending drawings, letters and requests for toys in preparation for the 6 December Feast Day.
According to the information from Bpost already 40% more letters have been received comparing to the same time last year.
“That could be because we have for the first time introduced special ‘Saint mailboxes’,” says Bpost spokesperson Barbara Van Speybroeck in De Morgen.
“We decorated some 2,200 red mailboxes with the Saint’s mitre and beard to remind parents and their children to send him a letter.”
More than 30 people work at the temporary ‘Saint department’ of Bpost, which handles more than 10,000 letters daily in the weeks leading up to the big gift-giving holiday.
Bpost expects to receive an estimated 300,000 letters this year for the Saint. The address is Saint Nicolas, Spain Street 1, 0612 Heaven. If the child’s address is provided, Bpost makes every effort to send a reply.

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