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Merry Christmas from Santa Claus!

How could I be so close to the town of Santa Claus in December and not manage a visit?

The Santa Claus Post Office is the only post office in the world with the Santa Claus name.

The first Santa Claus Post Office opened its doors in 1856. The town’s name did not peak interest however, until 1914 when Santa Claus’ 14th postmaster, James Martin, took it upon himself to answer the children’s letters.

Today, the non-profit organization, Santa’s Elves Inc, and the Santa Claus Museum, organize volunteers to answer all the children’s letters that flood this tiny post office during the holidays. Approximately 12,000 letters are answered each year.

11 responses

  1. That is quite a muscular Santa Claus! Have a wonderful day!

    December 25, 2011 at 7:05 AM

  2. Is that where the “real Santa Claus” lives? Merry Christmas and a happy and health New Year!

    December 25, 2011 at 7:43 AM

  3. Magpie

    Merry Christmas, Santa! He does look like he’s been bulking up for the holidays. 🙂

    December 25, 2011 at 9:30 AM

  4. That is too fun! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

    December 25, 2011 at 10:46 AM

  5. Hope your day was filled with joy and love!

    December 25, 2011 at 9:18 PM

  6. Still time to wish you a Merry Christmas!

    December 25, 2011 at 10:38 PM

  7. I think that must be a statue of the real Santa Claus, not one of those imposters! Hope you’re having a fabulous holiday season!

    December 26, 2011 at 4:02 AM

  8. How fun!

    Christmas Day has flown past. Just now I have a quiet moment between bouts of after-Christmas sale shopping. I wanted to stop by and wish you all the joys of the season. As the quiet week approaches, may you find time to do all the things you most love. May you know, each day, how very blessed and loved you are. Happy Holidays, friend. ~ Relyn

    December 26, 2011 at 1:30 PM

  9. So Santa is a part-time Hoosier! 😉
    Hope you had a very blessed Christmas.

    December 26, 2011 at 6:37 PM

  10. Have a great holidays. I’m home now and having a great time. It’s nice to be around the family for the holidays! Happy New Year!

    December 27, 2011 at 10:52 AM

  11. that is so cool…he is holding up all the letters from the kids i take it…how cool to get a letter from there as well…hope you had a great holiday!

    December 27, 2011 at 11:36 AM