North Pole Postmark & Other Postmarks

You can add an extra holiday touch to your Christmas letters and Santa letters by getting a special holiday postmark/cancellation on your envelopes. One of the most popular holiday cancellations is the North Pole postmark from North Pole, Alaska, but there are nearly 100 towns and cities in the United States with names related to the holidays, and a number of these offer special holiday postmarks.

To get a North Pole postmark on your envelope(s), simply address and stamp your envelope(s) as you normally would. Then put them all in a bigger envelope and send them to:

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North Pole Christmas Cancellation
Postmaster
4141 Postmark Drive
Anchorage, AK 99530-99998

To ensure delivery by Christmas, envelopes should be received at the North Pole post office no later than December 15.

You can also take advantage of this free service offered by other holiday-themed post offices by sending your sealed, stamped and addressed envelopes in a larger envelope to the attention of Christmas Re-Mailing at the appropriate post office noted below.

The United States Post Office published this list in 2008 of post offices with Christmas names. Some of these post offices offer a regular cancellation with the city name, while others have special graphic for the holidays. Cities in red with an asterisk are those that have offered special images in previous years. Images change from year to year, so be sure to check with the appropriate post office before mailing.

  • Advent WV 25231
  • Angeles PR 00611
  • Angels Camp CA 95222
  • Antler ND 58711
  • Antlers OK 74523
  • Bell CA 90201
  • Bell FL 32619
  • Bethlehem CT 06751
  • Bethlehem GA 30620
  • Bethlehem IN 47104
  • Bethlehem KY 40007
  • Bethlehem MD 21609
  • Bethlehem NH 03574
  • Bethlehem PA 18016
  • Blessing TX 77419
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  • Chestnut IL 62518
  • Christmas FL 32709
  • Christmas MI 49862
  • Evergreen AL 36401
  • Evergreen CO 80439
  • Evergreen LA 71333
  • Evergreen MT 59901 (branch of Kalilspell Post Office)
  • Evergreen NC 28438
  • Evergreen VA 23939
  • Faith NC 28041
  • Faith SD 57626
  • *Frost MN 56033
  • Frost TX 76641
  • Garland ME 04939
  • Garland NE 68360
  • Garland NC 28441
  • Garland PA 16416
  • Garland TX 75040
  • Garland UT 84312
  • *Holly CO 81047
  • *Holly MI 48442
  • Hope AK 99605
  • Hope AR 71801
  • *Hope ID 83836
  • Hope IN 47246
  • *Hope KS 67451
  • Hope KY 40334
  • Hope MI 48628
  • *Hope MN 56046
  • Hope NJ 07844
  • Hope NM 88250
  • Hope ND 58046
  • Hope RI 02831
  • Joseph OR 97846
  • Joseph City AZ 86032
  • Joy IL 61260
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  • Mistletoe KY 41351
  • Nazareth KY 40048
  • Nazareth MI 49074
  • *Nazareth PA 18064
  • Nazareth TX 79063
  • *Noel MO 64854
  • *North Pole NY 12997
  • Partridge KS 67566
  • Partridge KY 40862
  • Rudolph OH 43462
  • Rudolph WI 54475
  • Saint Joseph IL 61873
  • Saint Joseph LA 71366
  • Saint Joseph MI 49085
  • Saint Joseph MN 56374
  • Saint Joseph MO 64501
  • Saint Joseph TN 38481
  • Saint Mary KY 40063
  • Saint Mary MO 63673
  • Saint Mary MT 59417 (community Post Office of Browning)
  • Saint Marys AK 99658
  • Saint Marys GA 31558
  • Saint Marys IN 46556 (branch of Notre Dame Post Office)
  • Saint Marys IA 50241
  • Saint Marys KS 66536
  • Saint Marys OH 45885
  • Saint Marys PA 15857
  • Saint Marys WV 26170
  • *Santa ID 83866
  • *Santa Claus IN 47579
  • Shepherd MI 48883
  • Shepherd MT 59079
  • Shepherd TX 77371
  • Snow OK 74567
  • Snowflake AZ 85937
  • Snow Shoe PA 16874
  • Spruce MI 48762
  • *Star ID 83669
  • *Star MS 39167
  • *Star NC 27356
  • Star TX 76880
  • *Starlight PA 18461
  • Surprise NY 12176
  • Wiseman AR 72587

You can find lists of all upcoming pictorial postmarks and instructions for obtaining them in the “Philately” section of the Postal Bulletin.