North Pole Postmark Available Through December 10

The U.S. Postal Service receives hundreds of thousands of requests each year from around the world for North Pole postmarks, a service that we provide at no cost. This year is no different. To receive the North Pole postmark on your 2012 holiday cards, you should:

  • Purchase stamps at any Post Office.
  • Affix the stamps of your choice to the envelopes.
  • Address the sealed envelopes, with the cards enclosed, to those on your mailing list.
  • Mail the cards in a larger envelope, box, Priority Mail, or Express Mail package to:

This tree ornament is inspired by the Santa and Sleigh stamps issued earlier this month. Click the image for more info.

ANCHORAGE AK 99530-9998

Requests must be received in Anchorage by Dec. 10 in order to ensure delivery by Christmas. Each card or letter must by addressed and bear the correct amount of postage.

Many communities around the country have local programs set up to respond to letters to Santa Claus. In North Pole, Alaska, requests may be sent to: 1 Santa Claus Lane, North Pole, AK 99705-9901. For a program near you, check with your local Post Office or call 800-ASK-USPS.

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About USPS Stamps

The Postal Service™ is proud of its role in portraying the American experience to a world audience through the issuance of postage stamps and postal stationery. Each year the Postal Service issues commemorative stamps reflecting subjects of national significance and appeal. More than 160 years of stamp development has yielded an incredible archive of imagery and commentary reflecting American culture and society. Even in this fast-changing world, stamps are still a versatile and convenient method of postage. And stamp collecting is a lifetime hobby that is fun and educational for all ages. Stamp collecting is easy to start without a big investment. It is also a great way to learn about the world and its many wonders, opening the door to an exciting universe of history, science, geography, the arts, technology, and sports. Our mission is to provide universal service that is prompt, reliable, efficient, affordable, and self-sustaining. Throughout its history the Postal Service has grown with the nation, binding it together by ensuring that everyone, everywhere, has the same ability to communicate regardless of technological change.

One thought on “North Pole Postmark Available Through December 10

  1. I never knew this, thank you for the info. I was prepared to send them all to Santa Claus, IN.. Just a note the Post Office at 1 W MAIN ST ANGELICA, NY 14709-9998 will have a holiday Postmark cancellation also. I believe it is an angel?

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