This Year’s Santa Claus Christmas Postmark Has Been Chosen

SANTA CLAUS, Ind. – The Santa Claus, Indiana Post Office has chosen its 2013 special picture postmark for the Christmas season.

This special picture postmark has been offered every Christmas season since 1983. It’s offered to cancel the postage stamps on holiday mail in December, according to a release.

It’s designed by a local high school art student as part of an annual contest.

This year’s winner is Nolan Brinkman from Dale, Indiana.

Anyone interested in getting the special cancelation on their holiday mail to follow these guidelines:

  • Allow at least a 2-inch by 4-inch space in the stamp area for the picture postmark;
  • Apply postage to cards or letters before bringing or mailing them to the post office;
  • If you wish to mail Christmas cards to the post office, package them—with postage stamps already on them—in a sturdy envelope or box, and mail to: Postmaster, Santa Claus Station, Santa Claus, IN 47579-9998;
  • The picture postmark is available on working days between December 1 and 24;
  • The picture postmark must be requested by the postal customer;
  • To ensure a good postmark imprint, do not enclose large or bulky items in your holiday mail (Ex: reindeer food, snowflakes, glitter, stickers, etc.);
  • There is no charge for postmarking; however, there is a limit of 50 picture postmarks (hand cancelations) per person per day.

For more information about the Santa Claus Christmas Celebration, call (888) 444-9252 or

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