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Friday, December 9, 2011

Postal cuts imperil holiday tradition: O little town of Bethlehem, your postmark soon may fade - The Washington Post

By Associated Press, Published: December 8

BETHLEHEM, Ind. — Each December, a sleepy one-man post office in rural Indiana roars to life as thousands of holiday greeting cards arrive from around the world, each seeking the outpost’s unique red-inked imprint that pays homage to the hamlet’s biblical name.

Postmaster John Cable stamps each by hand, some with a simple postmark cachet that carries the phrase “Star of Bethlehem” above a five-pointed star. Others get a stamp depicting the three camel-riding wise men following the star of Bethlehem.



Postal cuts imperil holiday tradition: O little town of Bethlehem, your postmark soon may fade - The Washington Post

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