Collecting Christmas Postmarks
Looking for a new direction to head with your Christmas collectibles? Consider collecting envelope cancellations from different Christmas-related cities..
There are post offices in cities named Bethlehem, Christmas, Evergreen, Holly and Hope. There is a Joy in Illinois and Mistletoe in Kentucky. Several states have Palestine, and Rudolph can be found in Ohio and Wisconsin.
Nazareth and Noel are both names of U.S. cities and, of course, there’s Santa’s home in North Pole, Alaska.
Oregon has a Christmas Valley. It seems that La Pine should also qualify for this collection. Washington’s Carroll should be included, even if the spelling is different.
Many postmasters will mail to your address a pre-stamped envelope or postcard. Mark the outside of your envelope “Postmark Request.”
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