Did you know that the U.S. Postal Service offers North Pole postmarks on holiday mail? We’ve never tried this, but it might be fun to have a letter from Santa straight from the North Pole.
To receive the North Pole postmark on your Santa letter and holiday cards, you should:
- Purchase stamps at any post office.
- Affix the stamps to envelopes of your choice.
- Address the sealed envelopes, with the cards enclosed, to those on your mailing list.
- Mail them 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 December 10th to ensure delivery by Christmas. You can go here for more information.
We’re visiting Santa at the Mall of America today, so while we’re there the kids will drop off their letters to Santa at Macy’s. I really love Macy’s Letters to Santa program. For every letter that a child writes and deposits in one of the special mailboxes at their stores, Macy’s will donate $1 to the Make A Wish Foundation—up to $1,000,000. Amazing. You can create your letters online here or just pick up some pre-printed postcards at Macy’s.