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Career Days

City Carrier Assistant Jeremy Shute chats with preschoolers.

City Carrier Assistant Jeremy Shute chats with preschoolers.

Career days are often a memorable experience for young children. For a group of preschoolers at Lifting Off Academy day care center in Colorado Springs, CO, that impression also included a visit from their local, friendly carrier.

City Carrier Assistant Jeremy Shute stopped by the Academy recently to share his job experience with the impressionable youth. He told them about his route and how much he enjoys delivering letters and packages to homes and businesses.

One of questions asked of him by the children directly addressed a topic many young ones have regarding contact with a holiday icon.

When asked if he delivered their letters to Santa Claus at the North Pole, Shute told the children that he didn’t get to go all the way to the North Pole, but that he did make sure their letters were picked up and sent to Santa.

Postal Coloring Page

Postal coloring page by Anise

Hello all, Benny here. I thought I’d share with you a copy of the postal coloring page with unique design touches added by Anisa Valenzuela. I think it’s terrific, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Take care!

 

Benny

Merry Christmas!

Christmas 2014

Tracking Santa

Norad Santa

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, a time when children are eagerly awaiting the arrival of that
jolly fellow in a bright red suit. To help track Santa’s progress as he makes his way across the land, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has a special website that provides children with state-of-the-art tools to monitor his progress.

NORAD has maintained the tradition of tracking Santa since 1955 when Sears mistakenly printed the telephone number for CONAD, NORAD’s predecessor, in an advertisement for children to call Santa.

In addition to tracking Santa, the website also contains games, videos, music, and a virtual holiday library for children to enjoy.

To access the special website, go to http://www.noradsanta.org/.

2014 Postal Coloring Page

2014 postal coloring page

Hello all, Benny here.

This year’s postal coloring page by Earl Musick is a hoot. I love the festive design with the recently released Rudolph stamp series. It reminds me of when the delightful images of Rudolph first appeared on screen and the thrill I received while watching them. Even after many decades since its release, I still find joy in watching the television show, and I hope you do as well.

If you want a larger version of the page, click on the image above.

I received a copy of some terrific artwork by 4-year old Payton from Hanna, WY, who added his own creative talents to the page. He gave his special version to Hanna Postmaster Deborah Dancik, and she promptly placed it on her office door to showcase his vision. I thought I’d share the colorful page with you below to help brighten your day as much as it did mine.

Have a great holiday season everyone!

 

Benny

 

2014 Payton coloring page

 

 

The Perfect Holiday Accessory

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Many people across the country will flock to their local Post Office in the coming weeks to drop off their special cards, letters and packages. While there, be sure to consider the purchase of unique holiday stamps to accompany both current and future messages.

Each unique design will add character and a seasonal charm to messages contained inside cards and letters. They’ll also become an instant reminder of the thrill and excitement of the holiday season as well as a memorable keepsake when viewed years and possibly many generations from now.

Click on any stamp to learn more about it on usps.com.

A Beacon of Light for Cards and Letters

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“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” the nation’s longest-running and highest-rated Christmas television special “went down in history” last week when it became the subject of the latest stamp issue. The set of four Limited Edition Forever stamps depicting Rudolph, Hermey, Santa and Bumble were created from still television frames from the special which premiered 50 years ago in 1964.

Rankin/Bass produced the television special using stop-motion animation. In this type of production, moveable models are photographed against backgrounds, giving the images their distinctive look. Art director Greg Breeding of Charlottesville, VA, designed the stamps.

The Dec. 6, 1964, premiere featured the voice of Burl Ives as Sam, a singing snowman, who narrates the tale of a misfit reindeer who finds his own special way to shine.

In addition to the Rudolph song, the special also contains five of composer Johnny Mark’s previous songs and seven new songs that include “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” Silver and Gold,” “Jingle, Jingle, Jingle,” “The Most Wonderful Day of the Year, “There’s Always Tomorrow” and “We’re a Couple of Misfits.”

The name Rudolph appears on the left side of his namesake stamp in white in the same typeface used for the credits in the original special. Santa waves cheerfully from another stamp, the reins of his magical sleigh held in one hand. The name Santa is printed in the lower right corner. On a third stamp, the Abominable Snow Monster stares menacingly from behind crags of snow. Bumble, the nickname for the Snow Monster used by prospector Yukon Cornelius is printed along the right side. The final stamp shows Hermey, the misfit elf, touching Rudolph’s glowing red nose with the name Hermey printed along the bottom edge.

The Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Limited Edition Forever stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price. The special stamp set is now available at usps.com/stamps, at the Postal Store, at 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724) and at Post Offices nationwide.

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