“Dear Santa, Can One please have 1. A fresh kind of headfones 2. curry shoes 3. My very own iPad 4. HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT! Sincerely, Liam.”
“Dear Santa, Hi! I’m excited for the visit! I’m sorry to mention but Hanukkah starts on the 24th this current year, so you will simply be with our ‘mench around the bench’ for just one day. Maybe next year. From Stella.”
“Dear Santa, Are you currently really real? Because I’m less than sure you are real. In case you are real, please write inside the card you will send me. Should you be not real I will not have a card from you. Dahlia.”
“Dear Santa Claus. This is certainly Christy. I have been trying my best this year to be a good girl. I try my wise to not really mean to anyone. I recently desired to say thank you for all the stuff you’ve brought me the final ten years. I will always have confidence in you. The individuals that don’t believe in you are missing loads of fun. Be grateful for always coming to my home. I will ensure to leave you some cookies and carrots for the reindeer. I like you a great deal. Please write back when you are able therefore i could know you got my letter. Please say hello for me to everybody in the workshop. Merry Christmas. Love, Christy.”
Once more, thousands of letters such as these are pouring in to the Oakland Post Office from children around Northern California.
Some are heartwarming, some are heartrending and some are just hilarious.
And as soon as again, the post office is inviting anyone to become Santa’s helper and answer some of these heartfelt missives.
“You don’t necessarily have to send a present,” says Consumer Affairs Director MaryGrace Cruz, who is responsible for Santa’s Mailroom in addition to her elves Susan Romance, Toni Harmon, Tina Staley, Bopharat Tan, David Tachibana, Jodi Black, Noemi Ramos, Louella Borja, Geraldina Wong, Tula Del Carpio, Carla Jackson, Sandra Rodriguez, Andrew Barva and Belle Wong. “Sometimes they’re happy just hearing from someone who cares.”
Alternatively, if you’re relocated to send a present, nobody’s planning to stop you. To become Santa’s helper, call the Santa hotline at 510-874-8737 and then leave your number. They’ll call you and sign you up.
So what’s in the younger generation’s mind nowadays? Take a peek:
“Dear Santa, My P.E. class did yo-yos. I learned how to do yo-yo. Would you like to please bring us a yo-yo if I promise to concentrate on my teacher, follow directions and respect other students? Please? Thank you. Have a very good day on the North Pole! Love, Jordan.”
“Dear Santa, I truly need a necklace that makes me walk on water and makes me invisible. In addition, i want a Doc McStuffins which enables my toys talk! I want hairspray! And I Also want special medicine that makes Mom better! Love, McKenna.”
“Dear Santa’s helpers, My name is Christopher. I’m 9 years. I am writing to you personally because I would personally as if you to tell Santa that I’ve been good at school, and with my teacher, and with my little 2 years old brother, with my parents. Can you do me a favor and tell Santa that we need a tablet to accomplish my homework and employ math and English? And could you tell Santa to offer my little brother a Lego Duplo because we don’t want him to enjoy the small ones? I am going to wait around for Santa at my home and i also will leave cookies along with a glass of milk. Thanks, Christopher.”
“Dear Santa, I actually have bin a great girl this current year. Just when was it Christmas? I’m not likely to hide to find out you. Whenever your elves may be found in, inform them not to get in my dresser! Love, Rosemary.”
“Dear Santa, My name is Gerardo. I’m 6 years old. I am doing good inside the school and that i have a lot of friends. My mom is assisting me to create this letter because I can’t write yet. She said if I’m a great kid I could send to letter to you personally I am going to like a toy. The one I really like is definitely an angry birds, anyone. My mom and dad work daily however they said there exists a lot of bills to pay for. That’s why I send this letter to you personally. Could you bring us a gift? Many thanks, Santa. I really like you!!!”
“Dear Self Elfs, It is actually nice to find out you again, and i also was wondering if you possess the reindeer? Should you do that’s great! I can’t wait till you come down for Christmas! I am going to make an extra Christmas list as the one I simply made is made for my family. And So I got a Christmas dog! His name is Coco and i also hope you like him! I will look at you in a couple of days. I like you! Love, Jessica. P.S. Say hi to Santa to me!”
“Dear Santa, We have been a great girl all year. I am just nice to my sister Ashley. I am important to my mommy and daddy. I am an effective listener. For Christmas I would personally like doll as well as an airplane. And bring a panda bear for my sister. Please bring me some donuts and cookies! I would also love a great kitty cat. The one that is pink. Also bring a kitty for Ashley, too. Mommy wants a puppy and Daddy wants a doggy. Thanks! Sincerely, Leila.”
“Dear Santa, How are definitely the reindeer doing? I can’t assume that Christmas is so soon! I bet you together with the elves are busy. For Christmas may I please use a REI Grand Tour 80 Travel Pack? It’s for my journey to Ecuador (I’m sure you understand that!!) and my future adventures! Thanks, Santa! Your pal, Betsy.”
“Dear Santa, For Christmas, I would personally similar to a fluffy blanket with my name on it, a blue soccer ball and a few very, very good mystery books. Oh! And whenever you can I would personally Adore it when you dexopky92 make it snow or perhaps a lightning storm. Love, Colby.”
“Dear Santa, My name is Allison. We have 2 siblings. The motive on this letter from santa claus is always to ask you to help us have a wonderful Christmas. I am asking you to allow us to because my mother doesn’t have got a job during this time. I might appreciate it whenever you can help us. Thank you for your time and energy to learn my letter and God bless you in this particular Christmas. Love, Allison.”
“Dear Santa, It’s Damon. Just for this Christmas, I’d like a couple of Christmas slippers, a new time-consuming Lego set and (this could be crazy) a hunting rifle bb gun. But don’t take it whether it helps to make the reindeer go crazy. I’m trying my advisable to be good this current year. Would you get big from way too many cookies and pies? And how do you deliver presents for all the children worldwide? But mostly, how do you obtain your special magic?”
“Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! How are you presently? How is Mrs. Claus? How’s Henry doing? I was just wondering. Hailee’s favorite stuffed animal, Bunnie Bunnie, is beginning to have old and fall apart, and I was wondering in the event you may make her a new one so she doesn’t get sad if this falls apart completely! Thanks! Incidentally, we will be having our Christmas Eve party again this year so we can have cookies for you personally! We will decorate them! Yet another thing: Hailee misses Oma (my mom’s mom) who passed away, and Hailee want it if you would put crosses and hearts on Oma’s stocking. Is that OK? Thanks lots! With plenty of love! Hannah. P.S. Happy New Year!”