holiday season

holiday season

"SpongeBob Mailpants" Mailbox

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NICKELODEON AND THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE TEAM UP FOR 'SPONGEBOB MAILPANTS' LETTER WRITING PROGRAM Campaign Encourages Kids to Write and Mail Letters 30 Custom-Wrapped SpongeBob Mailboxes Placed in 13 Cities Nationwide, as Program Rolls Out in 25,000 Post Office Locations On December 5th, 2013, Nickelodeon and the United States Postal Service launched "SpongeBob MailPants," an educational letter-writing program that uses SpongeBob SquarePants to show kids the fun of writing, sending and receiving mail this holiday season. Up until January 4th, 2014, kids can get special postage-paid, customized SpongeBob postcards at more than 25,000 Post Office locations nationwide to connect with their loved ones using the U.S. Postal Service. In addition to the postcards, 30 mailboxes are being wrapped in a custom SpongeBob design in cities, including Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Charlotte, N.C.; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Hollywood, FL; Kirkwood, MO; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; New York, N.Y.; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; and Washington, D.C., adding a blast of color and comedy to sidewalks this winter. "This program is a great way to inspire kids to write and send cards and letters because it's done with the fun, positivity and humor of the one and only SpongeBob SquarePants," said Pam Kaufman, Chief Marketing Officer and President of Consumer Products for Nickelodeon. "SpongeBob MailPants is a terrific partnership between Nickelodeon and the Postal Service, and we're thrilled that kids and families across the country can go to their local Post Office for some SpongeBob-inspired holiday cheer." "We're excited to partner with Nickelodeon. This is a great, fun way to teach kids to write postcards. What better way to encourage kids to experience the excitement of sending personal correspondence than teaming up with SpongeBob, who is adored by children of all ages," said Nagisa Manabe, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer at the United States Postal Service. "And the timing is perfect. A postcard is a terrific way to send a holiday thank you." Kids, parents, and teachers who want to learn more about letter writing and the "SpongeBob MailPants" program can visit www.nick.com/usps to find the following: A step-by-step, interactive video tutorial that guides kids through the process of writing a letter and provides printable practice sheets. Customizable and printable SpongeBob stationery that will be updated with new imagery throughout the program. Writing-themed SpongeBob video clips.