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:
NORTH POLE HOLIDAY CANCELLATION
4141 POSTMARK DR
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.