Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Santa Claus Postmark

In my opinion, the absolute best name for a town is Santa Claus. There is only one in the entire USA or in the world, and it is located in southern Indiana. December is the month to be in a town like Santa Claus.

Santa Claus (population 2,041) has a special program that runs through December 20th. They will put a Santa Claus postmark on your letters or cards at the Santa Claus post office. The program started in 1983 and has grown each year. During the first 20 days of December over 500,000 pieces of mail will be postmarked from Santa Claus compared to the normal 13,000 per month during the rest of the year.

Each year’s unique postmark is designed by a local high school art student. This year’s winner is Marii Marley Jahn, a 2007 graduate of the local high school , and now a student at Purdue.

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