Santa Claus Picks Annual Postmark for 2015

Santa Claus (NNDC):

The Santa Claus, Indiana, Post Office has selected the 2018 special picture postmark for the upcoming holiday season.

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

Each year, the holiday postmark is designed by a local high school art student as part of an annual contest.

This year’s artist is Savannah McCutchan, daughter of Tim and Holly of Lincoln City, Indiana.  

“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.”

Anyone interested in getting the special cancellation 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 cancellations) per person per day.

Santa Claus, Indiana, will host a celebration of family fun on the first three weekends of December.  The legendary Christmas Lake Village Festival of Lights on December 8 and 15. But there is lots more fun on the agenda for December.  Find details about all upcoming events at SantaClausInd.org/Events.

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