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Video shows making of TV ads

A new Postal Service video shows the making of “The Helpers,” this year’s holiday TV commercial.

A new Postal Service video takes viewers behind the scenes during the filming of this year’s holiday television commercial.

The video features employees who appear in the ad, including Stephanie Maldonado, a Jensen Beach, FL, letter carrier, who says making the commercial was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

“I’m going to hold onto this memory forever,” she says.

The commercial — titled “The Helpers” — also showcases the technology that goes into delivering mail and packages, as well as USPS employees who work in postal plants.

Holli Wood, a Carmel, IN, letter carrier, says she responded to the Postal Service’s casting call this year because she thought “it would be a real honor to represent the Post Office [and the] job that I do, because I love my job so much.”

James Keller, a Pasadena, CA, letter carrier, appears in the commercial, as well as some print ads.

“I was told to stand very still and smile very big,” he says.

How does he expect his customers to respond to his moment in the spotlight?

“I do think a lot of my customers will be very excited to see me on the screen,” he says.