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Wis. Town Post Office is Holiday Mail Hotspot

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With only days until Christmas the holiday rush is on. And that means many of you are kicking your holiday shopping and shipping into gear.
To make sure all of those presents and cards arrived at their destinations in time, Santa's getting some much needed help from the men and women of the US Postal Service.

It's a job that's keeping one local post office pretty busy.

We all know the song, but did you know Wisconsin claims to be the home of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer?

In fact, it's on their stamp. This festive ink blot has people come from far and wide to mail their Christmas cards.

Alexandra Hamilton came all the way from Belgium-- the county, not the Wisconsin city, to spend Christmas with her family in Stevens Point. Friday, she stopped at the Rudolph Post Office to get the stamp for a Christmas card for a friend.

Rudolph post master Becky Trzebiatowski says people like Alexandra are not uncommon, especially at this time of year.

"We get cards, boxes and envelopes of cards from people that maybe lived here at one time, traveled through here, heard about it, collectors that would like that postmark on their outgoing mail,” She explains.

During the holiday season Becky post marks each piece of mail with a Rudolph stamp. On a busy weekend she says that can be up to 10,000 cards.

The Rudolph stamp was first introduced in 1945 as a girl scout project. The post master at the time was a troop leader and she initiated the project that has grown into what it has today.

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