Three temporary Christmas post offices and a mobile post office have been established in the Salt Lake area to help residents with their holiday mailing, said acting Salt Lake City Postmaster Edward L. Broglio.

The temporary post offices opened Friday and will be open until Dec. 21. They are located at the Valley Fair Mall in front of the J.C. Penney Co. store, at Fashion Place Mall in front of the Nordstrom store and on the second level of the ZCMI Center in the southwest corner of Centennial Avenue. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.Broglio said a mobile post office will visit senior citizen centers, retirement homes and groups of shut-ins who find it difficult to get to the post office.

The mobile post office will make its visits during the first three weeks of December. Interested groups should contact Janine Stout at the Main Post Office, 974-2373, for more information.