Santa Claus, Indiana, USA

Santa Claus? Yes, Santa Claus. There’s a town called Santa Claus in Indiana. How awesome is that!? According to Wikipedia, Santa Claus was established in 1854 and known as Santa Fe (pronounced “fee”). In 1856, when the town was working to establish a post office, the USPS refused their first application as there was already a Santa Fe established with the USPS. Several town meetings were held, during which the name Santa Claus was selected.

The town has the world’s only post office to bear the name of Santa Claus. Because of this popular name, the post office receives thousands of letters to Santa from all over the world each year. A group of volunteers known as Santa’s Elves ensures each child receives a reply from Santa Claus; this tradition has been in existence since at least 1914.

Now that you know all that… check out this awesome postmark!!

O’Neal, thank you for the wonderful postcard!! :)


A postcard from Hell

So this is the coolest postcard in a long, long time – coming from Hell. Yes, Hell. A small town located in Michigan, USA. :D That’s probably the coolest name for a town I’ve ever heard. O’Neal, who sent me this lovely postcard, was sweet enough to go through the extra trouble of getting it actually sent out from Hell, so the postcard has awesome post marks and – as you can see – it’s even burnt a little bit at its bottom! Thank you, O’Neal! :)