For the first time in its 107 years of operation, the United States Postal Service is moving "Operation Santa" online to help spread the Christmas cheer to children in need.
"Operation Santa" gives children an opportunity to write a letter to Santa where they can list all of their Christmas wishes, but for the first time this year the letters to Santa can now be posted online. Once online, customers have a chance to adopt the letters and give back to children in 15 cities, including Los Angeles.
"It is a sign of the times and we are evolving with the times and we're going digital because we want to make it convenient for our customers," Evelina Ramirez, USPS spokeswoman, told KTLA.
On Tuesday first and second grade students from Lomita STEAM Magnet were busy writing their letters to Santa and asked for things like slime, a dog, laptop, iPhone and the latest toys.
But it was clear the holiday spirit had touched their hearts too.
"I just hope that my family is happy on Christmas," one student told KTLA.
Employees from the U.S. Postal Service also participate in "Operation Santa" by responding with handwritten letters signed by Santa, and by purchasing gifts for children after reading their letters.
For more information on "Operation Santa" and information on how to adopt a child's letter to Santa, visit USPSOperationSanta.com.