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Kids who send letters to Saint-Nicolas get gift in return

17:55 21/11/2018

Just two weeks left until Saint-Nicolas, so if your child wants any prezzies, that letter to the Saint should be mailed soon. Thousands of letters have already arrived at one of the Saint’s two addresses in Belgium.

An army of postal workers are opening every letter they get, which will total more than 400,000 by 6 December. Every child who sends a letter will get a small gift and a letter in return.

Letters don’t even need a postage stamp; they will reach their destination regardless when sent to the correct address. Letters can be sent to the Saint’s address in Wallonia at Rue du Paradis 1, 0612 Ciel or in Flanders at Spanjestraat 1, 0612 Hemel.

While children can pen their letter in any language they want – the Saint speaks all the languages of the world, of course – they will receive a response in either Dutch or French, depending on the address to which the letter is sent.

The Saint does not have an email address, bpost emphasises, so all letters must be handwritten and posted.

Photo: Kristof Van Accom/BELGA

Written by Lisa Bradshaw