As December nears, many of us are buying holiday greeting cards, updating addresses, getting photos taken to include with our cards and making lists.
I think because I carried mail for 16 years, I’m always ahead of the game when it comes to the holidays. My cards are ready to mail, and my shopping and wrapping are almost finished.
Not only am I now free to truly enjoy the sights and sounds of the season, but I can excuse myself from all the holiday-related stress.
Another great reason to get your cards ready a little ahead of time is you can get your cards postmarked at the Post Office where Santa and all his elves conduct their postal business — North Pole, Alaska.
How to get a North Pole Postmark
Whether you’re making sure the letter from Santa Claus to the
children in your life has an official North Pole Postmark, or you want all your greeting cards to bear the special cancellation, it’s easy with a little extra preparation.
If the letter is being sent from Santa, write a letter to your child and sign it from Santa — the Jolly Ole Elf is overwhelmed with hundreds of thousands of letters every year, so he’ll appreciate your help.
Place this letter into an envelope addressed to your child with the return address: Santa, North Pole.
Make sure you have a First-Class stamp affixed to the envelope. Place that envelope into a larger envelope, with appropriate postage, and address the larger envelope to the address below.
For a little extra fun on all your greeting cards, write your cards and address them like you normally do. Place First-Class stamps on the envelopes and use either the North Pole or your address as the return address.
Then place the greeting cards into a larger envelope or box, with appropriate postage, and sent it to:
North Pole Cancellation