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Nov 30 2012
5 years ago
1:46 PM MST

Hip2Save This Holiday: Christmas Cards from a Christmas Town

Nov 30, 2012 @ 1:46 PM MST
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Hip2Save This Holiday Guest Post Submitted By Reader Ashley…

A fun (and frugal!) holiday adventure that my husband and I do each year is we drive to Christmas, Florida to have our Christmas cards mailed. Not only do the Christmas cards get a postmark from a town named Christmas, but the post office also has a decorative stamp for everyone to use that says “This card was mailed from Christmas, Florida”. In addition, there is a special post office box that mails letters directly to Santa. Although we do not have children, I am guessing it is quite fun for the little ones to drop their letters here.

Christmas, Florida is not the only holiday-named town. There are almost 200 across the United States. A comprehensive list can be found here: Many Hip2Savers could have their Christmas cards postmarked at a holiday-themed town. I would suggest calling ahead to make sure the town has a post office, as some towns may be very small.

Family members could decorate the outside of the envelope themed by the postmark (stars for the town of Star, Santa for the towns named Santa, etc.) or there could be a prize for the recipient who guesses what is special about the Christmas card.

All in all, except for the extra gas to get to a different post office, this adventure has no extra cost over the mailing of the Christmas cards most people already send out. I would recommend Hip2Savers checking to see if any of these towns are close to them!

For more information on my Hip2Save This Holiday series and to learn how you can participate in the fun, click here!

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