LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The fallout from ongoing financial troubles for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) could end up reaching as far as the North Pole this Christmas.

For the first time in more than a century, a number of children’s letters addressed to Santa Claus may go unanswered, according to postal volunteers.

Patrick Reynolds, founder of Be An Elf, said only one post office in the city of Los Angeles will gather letters to the North Pole from children in desperate family financial conditions at Christmas.

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