How to Get a North Pole or other Christmas Theme Postmarks

north poleWondering how those creative parents get their kids Santa Letters post marked The North Pole or how the Christmas cards your friends and family send you appear as if they arrived from the North Pole.  Wonder no more we found the answer on the United States Postal Service Website  along with how to get other fun  holiday-related or themed name post markings  such as Snowville, Santa, Bethlehem and many others.

Postmarking the Holiday Waysanta

Children of all ages can request a North Pole Postmark for placement on their letter from Santa or on holiday greet­ing cards.

Letter from Santa with a North Pole Station Post­mark: You write a letter to your child and sign it from Santa. Place this letter in an envelope addressed to your child with the return address from SANTA, NORTH POLE. Make sure you have a First-Class Mail stamp affixed to the envelope. Place that envelope in a larger envelope, with appropriate postage, and address the larger envelope as indicated below.

Holiday greeting cards: You write your greeting cards like you normally would. Place the cards into their enve­lopes. Address the envelopes to the people you want to receive them. Place First-Class Mail stamps on the envelopes and either have the return address from the NORTH POLE or from you and your address. Then place the greeting cards into a larger envelope or box, with appropriate postage, and address it to:

NORTH POLE POSTMARK
POSTMASTER
4141 POSTMARK Dr.
ANCHORAGE, AK 99530-9998

The letters that are “coming” from Santa and any holiday greeting cards must be received in Anchorage, Alaska, no later than December 10, 2012.

Customers who wish to obtain a postmark from Post Offices with holiday-related or themed names — to keep or to share with friends — can write to the Post Offices directly. Enclose a stamped card or letter addressed to yourself or another per­son and put it into another envelope or box labeled to:

“Christmas Re-Mailing”

City, State ZIP Code (choose one of the cities below)

Angels Camp, CA 95222Berry, AL 35546Bethlehem, CT 06751
Bethlehem, KY 4000Bethlehem, MD 21609Bethlehem, NH 03574
Bethlehem, PA 18016Deer Park, AL 36529Evergreen, AL 36401
Faith, SD 57626Garland, NE 68360Garland, NC 28441
Garland, PA 16416Garland, TX 75040Garland, UT 84312
Holly, CO 81047Holly, MI 48442Hope, AK 99605
Hope, AR 71801Hope, ID 83836Hope, KS 67451
Hope, MN 56046Hope, NM 88250Hope, ND 58046
Joseph, OR 97846Joseph City, AZ 86032Joy, IL 61260
Nazareth, KY 40048Nazareth, PA 18064Nazareth, TX 79063
Nazareth MI 49074Noel, MO 64854Partridge, KS 67566
Partridge, KY 40862Pine Hill, AL 36769Saint Joseph, IL 61873
Saint Joseph, MI 49085Saint Joseph, TN 38481Saint Mary, KY 40063
Saint Mary’s, KS 66536Santa, ID 83866Santa Claus, IN 47579
Shepherd, MT 59079Spruce Pine, AL 35546Snowflake, AZ 85937
Snowville, UT 84336Spruce, MI 48762Star, TX 76880

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