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US Post Office Cuts Santa Off! No More Letters!  
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2314 times:

For those of you who have young ones who are looking forward to sending their Christmas list and letters to Santa.

http://www.ktuu.com/Global/story.asp?S=11526632#

The USPS has announced that they will no longer deliver mail for Santa to North Pole. In addition the christmas postmark that used to be available from the North Pole. For over 50 years letters to Santa have been delivered to the North Pole, Alaska post office for Santa and return letters stamped with the north pole cancelation mark.

Citing security concerns the USPS has announced that the holiday post mark will be done 400 miles south in Anchorage, and that any letters to Santa will be "Recycled" (read trash can) at the origin station with no return letter-a service that has been provided by Santa Clause house in North Pole since 1954. Every year the folks up there take the time to answer all the mail.

If we want to have kids keep getting letters from Santa we need to get a hold of congress and make sure that they tell the Northwest region of the post office to knock it off.


OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13115 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

The US Postal Service is a quasi-government corporation. They are losing billions of dollars a year as e-mail, electronic payments, the internet and increasing costs to mail to hold down losses to the Postal Service all put pressure on them. While it would be ideal to keep up some 'Santa Mail', the reality that it costs the Postal Service in terms of labor, transportation fuel perhaps the equivilent of serveral people's salaries. I suspect managers, in that district are making the sound business decision to end such service to meet budget goals to keep their jobs and that of others.

User currently offlineScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

im just curious, but what ZIP code is used for letters addressed to santa? or is there none?

Canada kinda made out lucky and they have the postal code H0H 0H0 for the address of mr claus!


User currently offlineN801NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 744 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2170 times:



Quoting ScrubbsYWG (Reply 2):
im just curious, but what ZIP code is used for letters addressed to santa? or is there none?

North Pole, AK 99705.


User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6324 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2153 times:



Quoting ScrubbsYWG (Reply 2):
H0H 0H0

Hilarious and awesome

Quoting ScrubbsYWG (Reply 2):
im just curious, but what ZIP code is used for letters addressed to santa? or is there none?

Usually just "North Pole" or "The North Pole". I grew up in Namibia, but when I would visit family at Christmas time in Chicago, I wrote a letter to Santa once as a kid and just put "North Pole". Then again, that was about 1990 or so.


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2145 times:

Oh well kids have Iphones and laptops send Santa an email!  biggrin 

User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2030 times:

I thought a lot of "Santa's Mail" went to Santa Claus, IN?

http://www.townofsantaclaus.com/index.aspx


(I did not go through this website to check though)

David



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1952 times:

Got an update.

It looks like the USPS might be backing off.

http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/1021616.html

Here is a bit more background, I think it is a bit better of a story then the first one I linked up to.

http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/interior/story/1020851.html

So it sounds like Brack Obama's post office won't kill of x-mas after all.



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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

Oh...you know, if parents had anything to do with their kids these days, they'd sneak out around midnight and take the letters out and write back to the kids themselves. I mean, who wants some creepy old postman you don't know sending your 6 year old daughter a personal letter?

UAL


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1947 times:



Quoting UAL747 (Reply 8):
I mean, who wants some creepy old postman you don't know sending your 6 year old daughter a personal letter?

Does he bear any resemblance to John Ratzenburger?



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineTheCol From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2039 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1933 times:



Quoting UAL747 (Reply 8):

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Hit the nail on the head.



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