By Paula @ Holiday World

There was all kinds of nasty (albeit seasonal) weather forecast for the early Tuesday morning this week.

Valentine's Day.

The one day every year when a red-inked letter in the mail is a good thing.

It was a sweet coincidence that Valentine's Day was the day we planned to move the original Santa Claus Post Office to join other historic buildings in town at the Santa Claus Museum site.

The post office was built in 1856. Since 1946, the outgrown 18' by 40' building has served as the House of Dolls (and, more recently, the Betsy Ross Doll Museum) here in the park.

A famous visitor dropped by in March of 1955:

Ronald Reagan visits Santa Claus Land

Ronald Reagan was decades away from being our nation's 40th President back then, but he was already famous as an actor. In the above photo, he is flanked by Dan's grandfathers – Santa Jim Yellig and Louis J. Koch (the founder of Santa Claus Land).

Here's a video postcard of yesterday's move, as a dusting of snow didn't keep us from our appointed rounds:

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