Toddler Devastated After Post Office Returns Her Letter To Santa

29/01/2015 11:43 | Updated 20 May 2015

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A three-year-old girl was left devastated after a post office failed to deliver her letter to Santa.

Workers at Ireland's An Post sent the letter back to the child with a sticker marked 'Insufficient Address', despite the fact that the address written on it was.

The girl's dad, Alan Campbell, from Dublin, said: "We were horrified to get a letter like that back. My eight-year-old daughter found the letter at the end of the stairs when she came down and was quite concerned as to why her little sister's letter hadn't made it to its destination."

Fortunately, Alan had taken his three daughters to meet Santa in Dundrum before Christmas and were able to tell him what gifts they wanted.

The dad told his local paper: "Luckily for us we had visited Santa a few days before we posted the letter so he knew what they wanted, and that's how Santa came.

"In that sense it's all's well that ends well."

An Post are now launching an investigation into the festive mistake.

A spokesman said: "It simply should not have happened. It is as simple as that. No excuses.

"Since learning and discussing the issue in more detail with the child's father, an investigation is under way."

The company offered to write a 'very special' letter to Alan's daughter to say sorry, but the family turned them down.

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