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Jacob Thompson, a 9-year-old cancer patient, is seeking Christmas cards in the mail.

Last Christmas. Jacob Thompson’s family is making sure he gets what he wants for Christmas this year — holiday cards.

The 9-year-old is battling neuroblastoma, a cancer that attacks nerve cells, and his doctors have given him one month to live. Jacob’s family is using the media to request cards and holiday wishes to help make his last Christmas special.

“Jacob loves the holiday season,” his mother, Michelle Thompson Simard, told WLKY, a local CBS station. “And we want him to know that Christmas wishes come true and that there are good people who care all around the world.”

News outlets have published the address for those who wish to send cards: Jacob Thompson, c/o Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, ME 04102.

Postal Bulletin. The Postal Bulletin’s latest issue features an overview of this year’s open season benefits enrollment period.

The Nov. 9 edition also has the latest policies, procedures and forms updates.

Virtual fair. Speaking of open season: USPS employees can participate in live online chats with benefits experts Monday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. EST.

Participation is voluntary and off-the-clock. Employees can register at the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program site.

Logo’s run. “CBS Sunday Morning” recently paid tribute to Raymond Loewy, an industrial designer who transformed locomotives, automobiles and household appliances into objects of unparalleled beauty.

His other claim to fame: designing the USPS logo introduced in 1970.

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