Forget elf on a shelf, this year.

Be the elf yourself and help out the jolly old elf himself with Operation Santa. You'll find everything you need on the USPS website.

All over the country kids will send letters to Santa asking for everything from toys to basics-- like a warm coat-- or shoes.

And you can make their Christmas wish come true!

Letters to Santa from low-income kids are available for adoption online.  You can pick a letter from any city in the country and it's tax-deductible.

Just remember your gift needs to be mailed out by December 20th.