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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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
A must do if you visitReviewed 07-28-16
We bought a Santa Claus post card and mailed it from here. Nice statue of the jolly old elf out front. Read More
This is a unique place to visit if you are in the area, at Holiday World, or love Christmas. It is something unique to see. Read More
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