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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations December 7-8, 2002:

Making Christmas mail special.

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries.

If you'd like add a little extra something to your holiday cards and
letters, the Postal Service can help -- but the time to act is now.

There are nearly a hundred post offices with Christmas-y names that will
re-mail your letters for you, with a special postmark.

"There a Bethlehem, Georgia, Christmas, Florida, Nazareth, Pa., even a North
Pole, Alaska, and a Santa Claus, Indiana."
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Postal spokesman Mark Saunders says those post offices need to receive your
cards and letters by December 15th. And it's free.

"There's no charge at all for that. All you need to do is put your stamped,
addressed greeting cards in large envelope or box, label it 'Holiday
Greeting Card Remailing,' and place sufficient first class postage on the
envelope or box to cover the cost for mailing."
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There's a list of these post offices on the Internet at
U-S-P-S-dot-com....or you can look up the names, one by one, in the ZIP code
directory in your local post office lobby.

And that's stamp collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News. 

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