This tradition has been made possible with the United States Post Office offering North Pole postmarks (often called a Cancellation Mark) on holiday mails. This service is free of charge. To receive the North Pole postmark on your holiday cards, follow these USPS instructions:
Purchase stamps at any Post Office.
- Affix the stamps of your choice to the envelopes.
- Address the sealed envelopes, with the cards enclosed, to those on your mailing list.
- Mail the cards in a larger envelope, box, Priority Mail, or Express Mail package to:
NORTH POLE HOLIDAY CANCELLATION
4141 POSTMARK DR
ANCHORAGE AK 99530-9998
To ensure delivery by Christmas, all requests for North Pole postmark must be received in Anchorage by Dec. 15, 2016.