Thank You, Santa by Margaret WildSweet story about a little girl who writes Santa a Thank you letter after Christmas. Santa writes back and says he was so pleased to hear from her; he hears from many, many children *before* Christmas, but not very many after. They strike up a correspondence that continues throughout the year. I happen to love correspondence, and loved writing letters as a child, so I think I would have loved this book back then and been especially thrilled at the idea of SANTA being my pen-pal! ;-) Also neat is that the little girl lives in Australia, and I think its the first Christmas picture book Ive found (here in the US) that portrays their warm, sunny Christmas. A sweet book, and I appreciated the girls caring spirit.
If any of my GoodReads librarian friends are reading this, here is the link that shows the cover of the book if youd care to upload the image:
Tradition of children writing letters to Santa not affected by new-age technology
Kidspot Editor December 22, Missing parcels, non deliveries and a lot of kids waiting for Santa letters that may not arrive until January. No wonder they've been labelled a grinch. It's the most wonderful frustrating time of the year. We're all running around like headless chooks trying to get our last minute Christmas planning done and the LAST thing we need is anything extra to stress about, like say, whether or not our children's gifts might arrive in time for Christmas. It's beginning to look a lot like Missing parcels.
We all know the ho, ho, ho of the jolly fat man in red. But around the world, did you know that Santa Claus is derived from a real Dutch bishop?
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Believe it or not, most get answered
September Events. October Events. - Send a personalised letter from Santa Claus this Christmas with lots of extra magic and an authentic touch for all ages.
Australia Post is encouraging children across Shoalhaven to post their Santa Mail as early as possible this Christmas to ensure the jolly man in red has plenty of time to read and reply before coming to town. With less than two months to go until his busiest night of the year, Santa and his little helpers are checking lists twice, gearing up the sleigh and responding to Santa Mail letters from children in Australia and around the world. To ensure Santa and his little helpers receive your letter, send your wish lists to Santa Claus, North Pole, with a 65c Christmas stamp on the front of the envelope. Letters received before Christmas with names and return addresses clearly marked on the back will receive a postcard reply from the North Pole. Christine Corbett, Chief Customer Officer at Australia Post, said sending greeting cards and letters is not only an important Christmas tradition, but a good way for children to have fun while also practising their letter writing skills. Santa Mail letters can be placed in the dedicated Santa Mail box found at most retail outlets or any red Australia Post street posting box. Children can pick up free Christmas postcards and write to Santa on the spot at selected participating retail outlets.