“Dear Santa, Can One please have 1. A whole new kind of headfones 2. curry shoes 3. My own iPad 4. HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT! Sincerely, Liam.”
“Dear Santa, Hi! I’m excited for your visit! I’m sorry to say but Hanukkah starts on the 24th this coming year, so you will simply be around our ‘mench around the bench’ first day. Maybe next season. From Stella.”
“Dear Santa, Have you been really real? Because I’m not so sure you are real. In case you are real, please write within the card you are going to send me. Should you be not real I am going to not have a card by you. Dahlia.”
“Dear Santa Claus. This can be Christy. I have got been trying my best this current year as a good girl. I try my better to not really mean to anyone. I simply desired to say many thanks for all the things you’ve brought me the final 10 years. I will always have confidence in you. The folks that don’t rely on you are missing out on a lot of fun. Many thanks for always coming over to my home. I will make sure to have you some cookies and carrots for the reindeer. I adore you so much. Please write back when you are able so I could know you got my letter. Please say hello for me to everybody in the workshop. Merry Christmas. Love, Christy.”
Again, a huge number of letters such as these are pouring in to the Oakland Post Office from kids throughout Northern California.
Some are heartwarming, some are heartrending and several are merely hilarious.
And when again, the post office is inviting you to become Santa’s helper and answer many of these heartfelt missives.
“You don’t necessarily must send a present,” says Consumer Affairs Director MaryGrace Cruz, that is in charge of Santa’s Mailroom as well as 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.”
On the other hand, if you’re moved to send a present, nobody’s likely to stop you. To be a Santa’s helper, call the Santa hotline at 510-874-8737 and leave your number. They’ll call you back and sign you up.
So what’s in the younger generation’s mind these days? Take a peek:
“Dear Santa, My P.E. class did yo-yos. I learned the way to do yo-yo. Would you like to please bring us a yo-yo generally if i promise to concentrate on my teacher, follow directions and respect other students? Please? Thanks a lot. Have a great day on the North Pole! Love, Jordan.”
“Dear Santa, I really need a necklace that makes me walk on water and makes me invisible. Also i desire a Doc McStuffins which makes my toys talk! I want hairspray! And So I want special medicine which makes Mom better! Love, McKenna.”
“Dear Santa’s helpers, My name is Christopher. I’m 9 years. I am writing for you because I might just like you to share with Santa that I’ve been efficient at school, together with my teacher, with my little 2 years old brother, and with my parents. Can you do me a favor and tell Santa that I require a tablet to accomplish my homework and practice math and English? And could you tell Santa to give my little brother a Lego Duplo because we don’t want him to nibble on the tiny ones? I will watch for Santa at my home and that i will leave cookies plus a glass of milk. Many thanks, Christopher.”
“Dear Santa, I have bin a good girl this current year. Just when was it Christmas? I’m not going to hide to see you. Once your elves may be found in, let them know not to enter my dresser! Love, Rosemary.”
“Dear Santa, My name is Gerardo. I’m 6 years of age. I am doing good inside the school and i also have plenty of friends. My mom helps me to write this letter because I can’t write yet. She said if I’m a great kid I will send to letter for you I am going to similar to a toy. The one I love is definitely an angry birds, any one. My mom and dad work every day but they said we have a great deal of bills to spend. That’s why I send this letter to you. Are you able to bring us a gift? Many thanks, Santa. I adore you!!!”
“Dear Self Elfs, It really is nice to find out you again, and i also was wondering if you possess the reindeer? Should you that’s great! I can’t wait till you come down for Christmas! I will make an extra Christmas list for the reason that one I just made is made for my loved ones. And That I got a Christmas dog! His name is Coco and I i do hope you like him! I am going to watch you in a few days. I like you! Love, Jessica. P.S. Say hi to Santa for me!”
“Dear Santa, I have been an effective girl all year. I am nice to my sister Ashley. I am just beneficial to my mommy and daddy. I am a good listener. For Christmas I would personally like doll as well as an airplane. And provide a panda bear for my sister. Please bring me some donuts and cookies! I would like a nice kitty cat. One who is pink. Also bring a kitty for Ashley, too. Mommy wants a puppy and Daddy wants a doggy. Thank you! Sincerely, Leila.”
“Dear Santa, How are the reindeer doing? I can’t believe that Christmas is really soon! I bet you and also the elves are busy. For Christmas may I please have a REI Grand Tour 80 Travel Pack? It’s for my journey to Ecuador (I’m sure you understand about that!!) and all my future adventures! Thanks, Santa! Your pal, Betsy.”
“Dear Santa, For Christmas, I would like a fluffy blanket with my name into it, a blue soccer ball and several very, really good mystery books. Oh! And whenever you can I might Adore it when you dexopky92 allow it to be snow or perhaps a lightning storm. Love, Colby.”
“Dear Santa, My name is Allison. We have 2 siblings. The motive of the santa letter packages is usually to request you to assist us possess a wonderful Christmas. I am suggesting that you help us because my mother doesn’t possess a job during this time period. I would personally appreciate it whenever you can help us. Many thanks for your time to read through my letter and God bless you within this Christmas. Love, Allison.”
“Dear Santa, It’s Damon. Just for this Christmas, I’d like a set of Christmas slippers, a brand new time-consuming Lego set and (this may be crazy) a hunting rifle bb gun. But don’t take it when it makes the reindeer go crazy. I’m trying my advisable to be good this year. Do you get big from a lot of cookies and pies? And how will you deliver presents for all your children on the planet? But mostly, how did you buy your special magic?”
“Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! How are you presently? How is Mrs. Claus? How’s Henry doing? I had been just wondering. Hailee’s favorite stuffed animal, Bunnie Bunnie, is beginning to get old and collapse, and that i was wondering should you might make her a fresh one so she doesn’t get sad when it falls apart completely! Thanks! Incidentally, we will be having our Christmas Eve party again this coming year and we may have cookies for you! We are going to decorate them! One more thing: Hailee misses Oma (my mom’s mom) who passed away, and Hailee want it in the event you would put crosses and hearts on Oma’s stocking. Is OK? Thanks lots! With plenty of love! Hannah. P.S. Happy New Year!”