Friday, November 27, 2009

Upper Peninsula Upventure: Christmas, Michigan

Christmas, Michigan is a small town east of Munising that got its name from a long-gone factory that made holiday gifts. Some of the businesses in the town honor the Christmas theme, including Santa's Workshop, which is the second picture down on the right.

Although is has just 400 residents, Christmas has a post office, and it's a very popular one in December--many people mail their Christmas cards there for the postmark.

In 1966, the United States Post Office Department, the forerunner of the US Postal Service, selected the Upper Peninsula town for its first day of issue of its Christmas stamp.

Earlier posts:

Northwoods cabin
L'Anse Indian Reservation
US Route 41
Olkies and its Indian head sign
Party Store
Hiawatha, the World's Tallest Indian
The Moose Capital of Michigan
Father Marquette
Mackinac Bridge
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
The Soo Locks
Lake Superior State University
Eat signs
Hardwood Cafe
Da Yoopers Tourist Trap
Making a buck
Munising Falls
Eagle River Falls
Canyon Falls
Agate Falls
Little Girls Point
Gogebic Range Bishop Baraga and St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral>Farming
More Pictured Rocks
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Bay
Seney, Hemingway, and Post-traumatic Stress Syndrome
Hickey Creek
Ishpeming and Iron Mining
Calumet, Michigan's St. Anne's Church
Keweenaw Waterway Bridge
The Keweenaw Waterway
Keweenaw National Historical Park, Quincy, Part One
Keweenaw National Historical Park, Calumet
Calumet, Michigan's St. John the Baptist Church
Little Gippers Preschool, Calumet, Michigan
A brief history of copper mining
Calumet, Michigan's St. Paul the Apostle Church
Finland, Finland, Finland
Escanaba's Sand Point Lighthouse
Manistique East Breakwater Light
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Wawatam Lighthouse
Whitefish Point Light
The Munising Front Range Light
Grand Island East Harbor Lighthouse
Copper Harbor Lighthouse
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse

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