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US Post Office Cuts Santa Off! No More Letters!

Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:55 am

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.
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RE: US Post Office Cuts Santa Off! No More Letters!

Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:08 am

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.
 
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RE: US Post Office Cuts Santa Off! No More Letters!

Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:09 am

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!
 
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RE: US Post Office Cuts Santa Off! No More Letters!

Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:11 pm



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.
 
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RE: US Post Office Cuts Santa Off! No More Letters!

Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:29 pm



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.
 
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RE: US Post Office Cuts Santa Off! No More Letters!

Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:35 pm

Oh well kids have Iphones and laptops send Santa an email!  biggrin 
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RE: US Post Office Cuts Santa Off! No More Letters!

Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:29 am

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)

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RE: US Post Office Cuts Santa Off! No More Letters!

Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:15 am

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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RE: US Post Office Cuts Santa Off! No More Letters!

Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:20 am

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?

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RE: US Post Office Cuts Santa Off! No More Letters!

Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:25 am



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?
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RE: US Post Office Cuts Santa Off! No More Letters!

Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:41 am



Quoting UAL747 (Reply 8):

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