Christmas postmarks – North Pole, AK and Santa Claus, IN

The first is from North Pole, AK.  As I understand the instructions, all I need to do is address a postcard to myself and affix a US postage stamp.  Then mail it in a large envelope to:

NORTH POLE HOLIDAY CANCELLATION
POSTMASTER
4141 POSTMARK DR
ANCHORAGE AK 99530-9998

before December 10, 2012.  They will send my postcard back to me with a special North Pole canellation on it.

The other Christmas themed cancellation is from Santa Claus, IN.  Their postmark is designed by a local high school student each year.  They suggest leaving a 2″ x 4″ space in the stamp area for the picture postmark.  The postmark is available working days on Dec. 1 through Dec. 24.  You must request the picture postmark.  There is no charge for the postmark, but out of respect (since they hand cancel tens of thousands or cards & envelopes), there is a 50 picture postmark limit per person.  Here is the address for this year’s Santa Claus cancellation:
POSTMASTER
SANTA CLAUS STATION
SANTA CLAUS, IN 47579-9998

The post office in St. Angelica, NY will probably have a special angel postmark.  The address to send your mail to there is:
POST OFFICE
1 W MAIN 
ST ANGELICA, NY 14709-9998

In fact, I just stumbled upon this list from last year with a whole slew of pictoral postmarks available for the Holiday Season.  Maybe there’s one here that tickles your fancy?

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