Indiana News

Santa Claus Postmark Chosen

11/1/2013

Santa's helpers are gearing up for a busy few weeks at Indiana's famous small-town post office. It sits in the southern Indiana town of Santa Claus and is the only one in the world with the Santa Claus name.

This year's special postmark has been selected and will soon be ready for the more than 400-thousand pieces of holiday mail that arrives in December.

“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.”

 The postmark is designed by a local high school art student as part of an annual contest.

This year’s winner is Nolan Brinkman, son of Wayne and Susan Brinkman from Dale, Indiana. A 2013 graduate of Heritage Hills High School.

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