If you’ve ever dropped a letter to Santa in a mailbox, it might have been ended up at a post office in one small town in southern Indiana where the U.S. Postal Service, began delivering them all there. Tens of thousands of envelopes filled with Christmas wishes and petitions arrive by the truckload each December. Since 1914, people write answers themselves to every child’s letter. With the help of Microsoft OneNote, the Elves have gone digital.
First, they’re collecting every wish from this year’s letters into one giant list for Santa—because OneNote is great for creating and managing lists. The Elves are also using Office Lens to snap photos of the letters for a OneNote notebook on OneDrive to organize and protect them. Emily Thompson, director of the town’s Santa Claus Museum explains, “The ability to preserve these letters digitally means we won’t have to worry about them getting misplaced, or damaged by water, fire or time.”
Hundreds of memorable letters arrive every year and OneNote makes it easier to archive the best letters.
Go ahead. Write to Santa. The most direct way to get a reply from Santa’s Elves it to send yours (and your return address) to P.O. Box 1, Santa Claus, Indiana 47579. Perhaps you’ll be part of Santa’s first all-digital wish list. Check back December 12th for a video showcasing the Elves’ work. And be sure to keep an eye out for the full list on December 19th. You just might find the perfect last-minute gift idea on it.
Source: Office Blogs