Tradition continues at Bethlehem post office

AP News
Posted: Dec 24, 2014 10:10 AM

BETHLEHEM, N.H. (AP) — An old piece of postal equipment in northern New Hampshire is getting a workout from people who want their Christmas cards marked as coming from the little town of Bethlehem.

Postmaster Brian Thompson tells New Hampshire Public Radio ( ) that the office's stamp-canceling machine has been around since the 1950s. The U.S. Postal Service discontinued the use of such hand-fed machines years ago but allows Bethlehem to use its machine each December.

The town has about 2,500 residents. It handles 50,000 pieces of mail in the month of December.


Information from: WEVO-FM,