Updated: November 2, 2013 10:06PM
SANTA CLAUS (AP) — A drawing of a smiling Santa saying “Merry Christmas to all .. and to all a good night!” is the special postmark for the southwestern Indiana post office of Santa Claus this December.
The Evansville Courier & Press reports a special postmark has been offered every year since 1983. This year’s postmark was drawn by Purdue University student Nolan Brinkman of Dale.
Postmaster Marian Balbach says the post office branch in Santa Claus usually receives about 13,000 pieces of mail a month, but each December it receives about 400,000 pieces. Santa Claus is a town about 35 miles northeast of Evansville
There is no charge for the postmark, but it has to be requested by the customer.