Santa Claus Post Office
The Santa Claus Post Office is the only post office in the world with the Santa Claus name! Stop by to receive the famous Santa Claus postmark during the Christmas season and see where thousands of letters are mailed to Santa each year.
The first Santa Claus Post Office opened its doors in 1856. The town’s name did not peak interest however, until 1914 when Santa Claus’ 14th postmaster, James Martin, took it upon himself to answer the children’s letters.
Soon after, people flocked to the Santa Claus Post Office to get the special postmark; so much that in the early 1930s the US Postal Department suggested changing the name of the town to avoid the Christmas season frenzy. Fortunately, for everyone, that did not happen!
James Martin continued answering letters and eventually enlisted Jim Yellig to aid in helping him write back to children across the world. Today, the non-profit organization, Santa’s Elves Inc, and the Santa Claus Museum, organize volunteers to answer all the children’s letters that flood this tiny post office during the holidays. 22,000 letters were answered in 2015.
2015 postmark high-resolution image downloads:
- Santa Claus Postmark: JPG file
- Santa Claus Postmark: PDF file
- Postmark Artist Olivia Hitz: JPG file
- Postmark Artist Olivia Hitz: PDF file
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its a post office for most of us, but for kids it can be moreReviewed 08-29-16
stopped in here to send out a package, needed a local post office many people coming in just to send out things to get a post stamped envelope. the receiver of my package didn't even notice where it... Read More
Letter to SantaReviewed 08-25-16
Just a post office but it is part of a nice strip mall with a Christmas store. Take time to look around town and see how many Santa's you can find. Read More
Must take vacation photos hereReviewed 08-23-16
There are a row of these Santa statues in this mall. It's a great place to do photo ops with the kids. Each Santa is posed differently. Read More
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