2016 Santa Claus Holiday Postmark Selected

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Santa Claus (Local Sources) – Santa Claus, Indiana has selected its 2016 holiday season postmark.

The town’s Post Office will begin offering the picture postmark (pictured) Dec. 1 in place of the typical stamp.

The famous small-town post office is the only one in the world with the Santa Claus name and receives more 400,000 pieces of mail in December, compared to 13,000 pieces of mail per month the rest of the year.

A special Christmas postmark has been offered at the Post Office every year since 1983.

This year’s postmark was designed by Claire Dilger, the daughter of Jeff and Stephanie Dilger of Mariah Hill, Indiana.  Claire is in her freshman year at the University of Southern Indiana and exploring a future in exercise science.

“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.”

On Thursday, December 1, the post office will begin offering the picture postmark to cancel the postage stamps on holiday mail again this year.

America’s Christmas Hometown: Santa Claus, Indiana, will host a celebration of family fun on the first three weekends of December. Events include the Santa Claus Arts & Crafts Show, the Santa Claus Land of Lights, the annual Santa Claus Christmas Parade, Chestnut Roasting, and more.

For more information about the Santa Claus Christmas Celebration and holiday packages, call (888) 444-9252 or visit SantaClausInd.org/Christmas.

 

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