The letters come into the main post office from Waynedale and are headed to the North Pole. They carry with them the hopes and dreams of youngsters each expressing hope for that special something on Christmas morning.
On Tuesday, December 1, there was a “Media After Hours Open House,” at the downtown Post Office.
Post office representative Lori Thomas took the time to show members of the media around the facility. The place was a beehive of activity as each of the employees was busy directing all kinds of mail and packages to their respective destinations.
There are some new twists to some old stamps as the Nutcrackers and Virgin and Child with young John the Baptist joining the holiday stamp line-up.
In addition to the new stamps, there is now a way to go on-line and create personal post cards to make your holiday Christmas cards easier to send.
There is a special slot for those letters to Santa so be sure to mail early to make sure they make it to the North Pole on time.
Here are deadlines from the U.S. Postal Service to ensure delivery by Christmas.
For domestic mail:
•Dec. 16 – Parcel Post packages
•Dec. 20 – Priority Mail or First-Class Mail (letters)
•Dec. 23 – Express Mail
For international mail:
•Dec. 17 – Express Mail International to Asia and the Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East
•Dec. 18 – Express Mail International to Canada
•Dec. 19 – Global Express Guaranteed Mail to Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, Central and South America and the Middle East
•Dec. 22 – Global Express Guaranteed Mail to Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico and Europe