SANTA CLAUS, Ind. (WISH) – While we’re still several weeks away from Thanksgiving, one southern Indiana town is already getting into the Christmas spirit.
The post office in Santa Claus, Indiana has released the design for its special picture postmark this year.
According to a release, the southern Indiana post office receives more than 400,000 pieces of mail in December compared to only 13,000 pieces every other month.
“Patrons from all over the world request the Santa Claus holiday postmark. Some drive into town to personally hand cancel their holiday mail with the famous picture postmark and others request the special postmark by mail,” says Postmaster Cheryl Bailey. “The famous Santa Claus postmark is a long-standing tradition for the town and it’s always fun to see the unique artwork each year.”
The postmark design is part of an annual contest with the entries selected from local art students.
It was designed by a freshman, Summer Weedman, at Vincennes University Jasper Campus.
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