Yes. Santa Clause’s genuine! Children will really accept when Santa Clause composes back!Yes, America – there is a Santa Clause Claus. Also, the Postal Administration can help you demonstrate it when Santa Clause answers to your youngster’s letter to Santa!We are pleased to commence the occasion mailing season with the begin of our yearly “Letters from Santa Clause” program, which has made kids’ fantasies worked out as expected for more than a century.”Letters from Santa Clause” is a yearly letter-composing program where guardians can highway a letter “from Santa Clause” toward the North Shaft for cancelation. Yes, children can get their letters routed to Santa Clause Claus came back with a North Shaft stamp – with the assistance of their folks, of course!Here’s the manner by which you can satisfy your tyke’s vacation wishes this year:1. Have your kid compose a letter to Santa Clause and have them seal it in an envelope they deliver to: Santa Clause Claus, North Pole.2. Tell the kid that you’ll put a stamp on it and mail it to St. Scratch for them.3. Afterward, when alone, open the envelope, read the letter and compose Santa Clause’s reaction on the back of the kid’s letter. Have Santa Clause say it’s essential to be green and that is the reason he’s is composing on the back.4. When reacting, make sure to reference your tyke’s eminent achievements excluded in their letter. I.e. Santa Clause is proud to the point that you volunteered to help ____, or Santa Clause is truly awed with the immense employment you’re doing in school — particularly with math, and so forth. Sign it Santa Clause Claus with a P.S. to get the chance to bed early Christmas Eve.5. Put the letter into another envelope routed to the kid at their place of residence. Make certain to include: Santa Clause Claus, North Shaft as the arrival address on the envelope. Bear in mind to apply a Five star stamp.6. Put the stamped envelope into a bigger envelope (or Need Mail envelope) with satisfactory postage tended to to:NORTH Shaft Stamp POSTMASTER4141 Stamp DRANCHORAGE AK 99530-99987. Letters from Santa Clause must be gotten by the Mooring, AK, Postmaster no later than Dec. 15, 2014.8. The Jetty Postmaster will open the envelope, evacuate Santa Clause’s letter routed to your youngster, apply the North Shaft stamp and mail it back home.9. At the point when Santa Clause’s letter arrives, have your camera prepared when you request that your tyke open the letter and read it out loud.10. Tweet and Instagram the photographs utilizing the #SantaLetters hashtag and post them on Facebook. Keep the letters in a scrapbook as an incredible family souvenir alongside the photos.We anticipate helping you keep the enchantment alive for your kid this Christmas season!
It’s that time of year again, and if you count yourself as one of the millions of filers who will mail their returns this year, the Postal Service has these tips:Double Check PostagePostage prices for First-Class Mail and some other mailing products changed effective Sunday, April 10. Consult usps.com/prices (click on ‘calculate postage’, top left) or visit your local post office to determine correct postage. Tax agencies do not accept postage due mail and tax returns bearing insufficient postage will be returned – meaning taxpayers will be penalized for filing late tax returns.Mail your returns earlyYou have just about one week left! Deposit your tax return at your local Post Office or in a blue collection box before the last scheduled pick up time to ensure your return is postmarked April 18, 2016.Use PO LocatorTo find locations that will be open late to postmark your tax return. Partner locations that provide postal services do not offer late postmarking, so verify their last collection hours.See a post office clerk for packages over 13 ouncesPackages weighing more than 13 ounces must be presented in person to a post office clerk to comply with FAA regulations.Write clearlyPrint labels on your computer or neatly write both the destination and return addressesInclude a return address on your returnIf for any reason your tax return must be returned to you, not having a return address will cause the mail piece to be sent to the postal mail recovery office for determination of the sender, delaying its return.Ask for proof of mailing and deliveryDoing so offers your tax returns offer higher security. The Postal Service provides several services to help document your tax mailings, such as:Certificate of Mailing Service This provides a receipt as evidence that you mailed your document.Certified Mail Service® – A Certified Mail receipt proves you mailed your tax return and gives you online access to verify the date and time of delivery.Return Receipt This receipt verifies both mailing and delivery, returning a postcard to you signed by the person who received your package.Delivery service confirmation verifies the time, date, and ZIP Code your return was delivered. You can find this information with Track & Confirm.The 2016 federal tax return filing deadline is April 18, 2016, so be sure to take this last week to get your taxes in the mail. Maine and Massachusetts residents have until April 19 to file their individual tax returns.The Postal Service encourages taxpayers to file their tax returns as soon as possible to avoid last-minute stress and to ensure your return arrives on time. Visit usps.com for even more information.
What makes the World Stamp Show unique is that this stamp extravaganza only happens every 10 years. The show draws stamp collectors, dealers, stamp exhibitors and mail delivery organizations, including the U.S. Postal Service, to the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, where this mega-event is held.This year’s highly anticipated event and expo takes place May 28 –June 4 and is expected to draw between 250,000 and 300,000 visitors from around the world. Attendees will have the opportunity to buy and sell stamps, as well as learn about the latest happenings in the world of philately.What is philately?The study of postage stamps, revenue stamps, stamped envelopes, postmarks, postal cards, covers, and similar material relating to postal or fiscal history.U.S. Postal Service Forever StampsEight new Forever Stamp® images accompanied by all the pomp and circumstance surrounding First-Day-of-Issue events will be revealed during the show. Here is the rundown so you don’t miss a thing.World Stamp Show 2016 Schedule Saturday, May 28 – Opening DayUSPS Chief Marketing and Sales Officer James P. Cochrane will officiate the first-day-of-issue dedication of the “World Stamp Show” stamp.Sunday, May 29USPS Chief Ethics Officer Mike Elston will officiate the first-day-of-issue dedication of the “Repeal of the Stamp Act 1776” stamp.Monday, May 30USPS General Counsel Tom Marshall will officiate the first-day-of-issue dedication of the “Honoring Extraordinary Heroism-The Service Cross Medals” stamp.Tuesday, May 31USPS Chief Operating Officer David Williams will officiate the first-day-of-issue dedication of the “Pluto Explored!” stamp.Wednesday, June 1Janet Klug, Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee, will officiate the first-day-of-issue dedication of the “Classics Forever” stamp.Thursday, June 2Chief Executive Officer Megan J. Brennan will officiate the first day of issue “Celebrating National Park Service’s Centennial” stamps. This ceremony will feature a dual stamp unveiling with remote reveal at Assateague National Seashore. The stamp ceremony will be broadcast and webcast live worldwide.Friday, June 3USPS District Manager Elvin Mercado will officiate the first-day-of-issue dedication of the “Colorful Celebrations” stamp.More Events and ActivitiesTo learn more about the wide range of fun and educational events coming up this year, download the full 2016 World Stamp Show schedule hereAdditionally, we want to create a social media buzz surrounding the show by asking attendees, philatelists – both national & international – along with national park enthusiasts to use the following hashtags:#WorldStampShow #WorldStampShowNYC2016 #NPSStamps #FindYourPark and #NPS100Be sure to give a tweet @USPS or https://twitter.com/USPSThe U.S. Postal Service is excited and proud to participate in this huge stamp spectacular and looks forward to seeing you there.
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