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UPS Store deletes tweet about shredding letters to Santa after backlash

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Posted at 12:38 PM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-17 16:06:07-05

A tweet from a shipping and office supply store over the weekend provoked a large, negative response from around the internet.

The UPS Store on Sunday tweeted that it would accept letters addressed to the North Pole, home of Mr. and Mrs. Claus and their elves, but indicated that they would not be delivered.

"If your child addresses a letter to the North Pole, you can leave it with us," the company wrote. "We do shredding."

The tweet, which has since been deleted, provoked a backlash as users chimed in, asking questions like "What is your problem?" or "Who hurt you?"

When reached for comment, a UPS Store spokesperson said the tweet was part of the company's efforts to associate its packing and shipping services with current trending topics and was deleted due to the negative reactions it garnered.

Parents and children hoping to get their holiday wishes to Santa can do so by following these steps from the US Postal Service.