Monday, December 1, 2008

Special Holiday Postmarks

Would you like your little ones to receive a letter from Santa with an actual "North Pole" postmark?

If so, place the sealed, stamped and addressed letter inside a larger envelope that is addressed to:

North Pole Christmas Cancellation Postmaster
5400 Mail Trail
Fairbanks, AK 99709

Be sure that both envelopes bear the appropriate postage so the addressee of the inner envelope receives the Santa mail with the "North Pole, Alaska" cancellation.

Special holiday postmark designs may also be had by routing your Christmas cards through these post offices:

Bethlehem, PA 18016
Carrollton, MO 64633
Christmas Valley, OR 97641
Holly, CO 81047
Holly, MI 48442
Hope, ID 83836
Hope, KS 67451
Hope, MN 56046
Nazareth, PA 18064
Noel, MO 64854
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Saint Marys, WV 26170
Santa, Claus, IN 47579
Santa, ID 83866
Star, ID 83669
Star, MS 39167
Star, TX 76880
Starlight, PA 18461

Place your addressed cards in a larger envelope that has been addressed to the Postmaster of the office you wish to cancel your cards. At the bottom left corner mark it "Attention: Christmas Re-Mailing."

To have the your mail reaches the ultimate destinations before December 25th, plan so that the package/envelope reaches the cancelling post office by the 15th and be sure to use the proper postage - inside and out.

For a full list of U.S. Post Offices with holiday-based names, please click HERE. Not all on this list will have holiday design cancellations. However, the Post Offices actually listed above are to have a special design.

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