Holiday Postmark Available In Santa Claus
The special picture postmark from Santa Claus, Indiana is now available for the Christmas season. This famous small-town post office is the only one in the world with the Santa Claus name and it receives over 400,000 pieces of mail in December.
The holiday postmark is designed by a local high school art student as part of an annual contest. This year’s winner is Indiana University Southeast student Cassie Fischer.
"The Santa Claus holiday postmark has become the most popular in the nation over the past two decades," says Postmaster Marian Balbach. "Postal patrons worldwide request the picture postmark each year and many customers traditionally drive hundreds of miles to personally obtain the famous cancellation on their holiday mail."
She asks that anyone interested in getting the special cancellation on their holiday mail to allow at least a 2-inch by 4-inch space in the stamp area for the picture postmark and don't forget to sent it early.