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Rudolph stamp draws thousands to Wood Co. post office

RUDOLPH (WAOW) - Nestled in central Wisconsin, there's a small Christmas town.

"It's a wonderful place, people are very friendly," said Rudolph Postmaster Becky Trzebiatowski.

That place is Rudolph, where the population is just 439 people. Where people flock to the post office for a special reason.

"We do associate with Rudolph, we celebrate Christmas all year round," Trzebiatowski added.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is everywhere. He's on the welcome sign, on Christmas decorations and certainly all over the Rudolph Post Office.

"Rudolph, the home of the red-nosed reindeer, square stamp, people come and ask for it all year long," Trzebiatowski told Newsline 9.

Post office officials say every year they get tens of thousands of pieces of mail, all from people wanting their cards and packages to get a special touch -- a Rudolph stamp.

"If they charged me a buck a stamp, I may only get one stamp on here," joked Fred Hardt of Wisconsin Rapids. "My parents almost named me Rudolph, Rudy for short."

He comes to Rudolph every year, just for that stamp.

"Now I’m going to go crazy with this stamp. This is from Rudolph out to D.C.," Hardt continued.

Hardt is sending some Wisconsin cheese to his daughter in our nation's capital.

"You put the stamp on the card, it goes out with Rudolph, how many places do you have that in the United States?"

"We get people that send us boxes of cards and priority packages filled with cards from the United States and all over the world, to get postmarked here from Rudolph," said Trzebiatowski.

That's just another thing that makes this tiny town stand out in a big way.

"It has a real special flavor all its own," said Trzebiatowski.

There are just a few days left to send out your holiday mail, to make sure that Rudolph stamp gets under the tree for Christmas.

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