“Dear Santa, May I please have 1. A fresh set 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 express but Hanukkah starts on the 24th this coming year, so you will simply be around our ‘mench on the bench’ for just one day. Maybe next season. From Stella.”
“Dear Santa, Are you presently really real? Because I’m less than sure you will be real. When you are real, please write in the card you are likely to send me. Should you be not real I will not get a card on your part. Dahlia.”
“Dear Santa Claus. This is Christy. I have got been trying my best this coming year to become good girl. I try my wise to not mean to anyone. I really planned to say many thanks for everything you’ve brought me the last several years. I will always have faith in you. The people that don’t believe in you might be missing a lot of fun. Many thanks for always arriving at my house. I will assure to go out of you some cookies and carrots to the reindeer. I adore you a whole lot. Please write back when you can and so i could know you got my letter. Please say hello in my opinion to everyone in the workshop. Merry Christmas. Love, Christy.”
Yet again, a huge number of letters such as these are pouring in to the Oakland Post Office from kids all over Northern California.
Some are heartwarming, some are heartrending and some are merely hilarious.
And once again, the post office is inviting you to definitely become Santa’s helper and answer many of these heartfelt missives.
“You don’t necessarily have to send a present,” says Consumer Affairs Director MaryGrace Cruz, who seems to be responsible for Santa’s Mailroom along with 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 transferred to send a present, nobody’s likely to stop you. To turn into a Santa’s helper, call the Santa hotline at 510-874-8737 and then 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 how you can do yo-yo. Are you going to please bring me a yo-yo should i promise to pay attention to my teacher, follow directions and respect other students? Please? Thank you. Have a good day at the North Pole! Love, Jordan.”
“Dear Santa, I seriously require a necklace which makes me walk on water and makes me invisible. In addition, i want a Doc McStuffins which makes my toys talk! I want hairspray! And So I want special medicine which enables Mom better! Love, McKenna.”
“Dear Santa’s helpers, My name is Christopher. I’m 9 years of age. I am just writing to you because I would personally such as you to share with Santa that I’ve been great at school, and with my teacher, and with my little 2 years old brother, along with my parents. Could you do me a favor and tell Santa which i want a tablet to perform my homework and employ math and English? And could you tell Santa to give my little brother a Lego Duplo because we don’t want him to consume the little ones? I will watch for Santa at my home and I will leave cookies plus a glass of milk. Thanks a lot, Christopher.”
“Dear Santa, We have bin a good girl this coming year. When is it Christmas? I’m not likely to hide to find out you. When your elves may be found in, tell them never to get in my dresser! Love, Rosemary.”
“Dear Santa, My name is Gerardo. I’m 6 years of age. I am just doing good from the school and that i have a lot of friends. My mom is helping me to write down this letter because I can’t write yet. She said if I’m an effective kid I can send to letter to you I will such as a toy. The main one I love is an angry birds, any one. My parents work daily nonetheless they said we have a lot of bills to pay for. That’s why I send this letter to you. Are you able to bring us a gift? Thanks, Santa. I really like you!!!”
“Dear Self Elfs, It can be nice to see you again, and that i was wondering if you have the reindeer? If you that’s great! I can’t wait until you fall for Christmas! I will make an added Christmas list because the one I recently made is made for my family. And I got a Christmas dog! His name is Coco and so i i do hope you like him! I am going to look at you in a few days. I like you! Love, Jessica. P.S. Say hi to Santa in my opinion!”
“Dear Santa, I actually have been an effective girl all year. I am just nice to my sister Ashley. I am just helpful to my mommy and daddy. I am a great listener. For Christmas I might like doll as well as an airplane. And convey a panda bear for my sister. Please bring me some donuts and cookies! I might also love a good kitty cat. 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 will be 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 possess a REI Grand Tour 80 Travel Pack? It’s for my visit to Ecuador (I’m sure you know about that!!) and all of my future adventures! Thanks, Santa! Your pal, Betsy.”
“Dear Santa, For Christmas, I would like a fluffy blanket with my name on it, a blue soccer ball and several very, excellent mystery books. Oh! And if you can I might LOVE it should you dexopky92 allow it to be snow or a lightning storm. Love, Colby.”
“Dear Santa, My name is Allison. I actually have 2 siblings. The motive on this personalized letters from santa is to have you assist us use a wonderful Christmas. I am just suggesting that you assist us because my mother doesn’t have a job during this time period. I would appreciate it provided you can help us. Be grateful for your time and effort to read through my letter and God bless you with this Christmas. Love, Allison.”
“Dear Santa, It’s Damon. For this particular Christmas, I’d like some Christmas slippers, a new time-consuming Lego set and (this can be crazy) a hunting rifle bb gun. But don’t take it if it makes the reindeer go crazy. I’m trying my wise to be great this season. Can you get big from way too many cookies and pies? And how can you deliver presents to all the kids on earth? But mostly, how did you buy your special magic?”
“Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! How are you? How is Mrs. Claus? How’s Henry doing? I used to be just wondering. Hailee’s favorite stuffed animal, Bunnie Bunnie, is beginning to get old and crumble, and i also was wondering in the event you can make her a replacement so she doesn’t get sad whether it falls apart completely! Thanks! By the way, we shall be having our Christmas Eve party again this coming year therefore we could have cookies for yourself! We are going to decorate them! One more thing: Hailee misses Oma (my mom’s mom) who passed away, and Hailee would love it should you would put crosses and hearts on Oma’s stocking. Is the fact that OK? Thanks lots! With plenty of love! Hannah. P.S. Happy New Year!”