Even if you don't have a sleigh with eight tiny reindeer, you can still help make someone's Christmas extra special this year. The U.S. Postal Service is making it easy with USPS Operation Santa. 

You can help out Santa by adopting letters sent to the man in the red suit that he might not get to fulfill, buying gifts for children and families. 

Here's how to get a letter from Santa postmarked from the North Pole

Read through the letters written by children and families to find a Christmas wish you'd like to grant. After you've picked a letter, find the perfect gift for the writer, but keep it anonymous. Pack up your gifts following USPS's shipping guidelines and drop the package off at a participating post office by Dec. 21. 

You can also adopt a letter with a team starting Dec. 4 if you'd like to bring family members or coworkers in on the operation. 

Adopt a letter at uspsoperationsanta.com.