As the following actual letters from 1928 will attest, the third graders at Grand Avenue School were convinced that there was a Santa. The only question was what to ask for.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- John Devona
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
“Dear S. Claus, North Pole. It is a whole year since I have written to you. It is time to let you know WHAT I want , as Christmas is near. (1) doll house, (2) wall black board, (3) auto, (4) roller skates, and (5) a desk. Virginia, Western Springs” “Dear Santa Claus, I have been very good in school and I am good at home. Please send me a freight outfit for my electric train. Please send me $10 to give to others. Will you send me a mother dog. I would like a pair of ice-skates and a new overcoat. Dean” “Dear Santa, Please bring me a set of dishes. I would like a Bye lo doll and a big doll buggy. I want a big two wheel bike. From your friend, Loretta. “ “Dear Santa, I thought I would write you a letter. How are your reindeers. Are you …
Thanks to a very special U.S. Postal Service program, "Santa" will reply to children who mail him their Christmas wish lists this holiday season.
Every year, millions of children sit down to make a wish list for Santa, hoping he will make all of their Christmas dreams come true. But what if Santa actually wrote back? The United States Postal Service is now accepting "Letters From Santa," a program that allows parents and caregivers to play Santa by sending a letter signed by Saint Nick to a child. According to a postal service news release, "The 'Letters From Santa' program helps parents fulfill the dreams of their own children." Instructions to send a letter from Santa: In La Grange, letters to Santa can be dropped off at the La Grange Post Office at 121 Hillgrove Avenue, which is also offering special Sunday hours. Letters can also be posted at the La Grange Park Post Office at …