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.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13249 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2408 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.
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.
UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2059 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?