An old HS friend of mine works for the USPS and posted this on her blog last week so I wanted to share the information with you.....
Get Your Stamp Cancellations from the North Pole
Did you know that you can obtain the North Pole Postmark on a letter from Santa or on a greeting card? Here’s how to do it.
A letter from Santa
Write a letter to your child and sign it “from Santa”. Place the letter into an envelope addressed to your child with the return address from Santa, North Pole. Please make sure you have a First-Class stamp affixed to the envelope. Place that envelope into a larger envelope, with the appropriate postage and address the larger envelope with this address:
On Greeting Cards
Write your greeting cards like you normally would. Place the cards into their envelopes, addressed and stamped as normal. 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 the appropriate postage and address it to:
North Pole Holiday Cancellation
4141 Postmark Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99530-9998
All mail needs to be received in Anchorage, AK before December 15, 2009. After that date, they should be sent via Express Mail.
~*~ This is a new address this year ~*~
Last year I had the help from my mom aka "Grandma Elf" and we mailed our letters to her. Since my kids can't read it didn't matter that their Santa lists were addressed to Kemmerer, WY;) Plus she had the help of a friend of hers put a watermark authentic Santa stamp on their letter back from Santa. I also enjoyed my mom's "personal" touch she added to them. Telling each child things only "Santa" would know!! Well this year I found out about this and thought it would give each letter an even MORE personal Santa touch. We even went as far as leaving cookies and the letters for the elves one night so they could pick them up. Honestly it was the only time we would be seeing Grandma and due to the deadline I knew we may not make it if we had to mail them to her first.
So let your kids have fun writing their lists and send them a letter back from Santa from the North Pole!! Any questions feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org♥