Santa Claus is as much a part of our lives as God is all over the world, when Christmas comes knocking every December. People, big and small, begin to make their wish-lists for Santa. Whether you believe in him or not, you surely can’t ignore him! Because he will know for sure if you’ve been good people this year. What I find fascinating is how children, especially the little ones, have this unbridled faith in the red-suited, white-bearded man. They have never seen him, but they believe steadfastly that he can make their wishes come true.
Recently, while surfing the net, I came across this website that had a few letters that children had written to Santa. Some were hilarious, had kiddie spellings, some touched my heart while some brought tears to my eyes. I want to share these with you, just to remind you all and myself that the innocence of children is the best thing to have happened to humanity.
I am 6. But I am very smart this year. Pleese get me battry car. I love cars.
I love u cos mommy said u get Us gifts. I don’t want gift this year but can you make mommy hapie again? Daddy is in haywin and mommy misses him.
Love you Jen
I am 15 years old and too old to believe in fairy tales. But right now I’d like to believe in something. I’ve been in seven foster homes this year and this is my eighth. I really want this family to love me. Infact I’d really want to have a family this Christmas. That’s all I ask.
Dear Mr Santa Claus,
The North Pole must be pretty cold. It never snows where I stay. It is always sunny. But in my home Mom and Dad are always angry. They shout and scream. I don’t like it. Make them stop. I love both of them and I know they love each other. They just can’t remember it. I know you can do this Mr Santa.
Lots of love
Wow! If these aren’t the purest, most truthful of wishes, I don’t know what are! And the beauty of it is, even if Santa is not able to fulfil their wishes this year, they still have the hope that he will do so next year or the year after that. This is the beauty of Christmas — it is the festival of hope and Santa Claus is the ambassador of faith. So here’s my letter to Santa.
I’m guessing you and your elves are super busy this year, seems like the wishes never seem to stop. I hope I’ve made it to your ‘good girl’ list. All I want from you this year Santa, is what I’ve wanted all these years. And you have never failed to give it to me. Happiness for my family and friends, success in my endeavours and the ability to continue to work hard. Also try really hard to soak up all the negativity from the world as much as you can. We all know how much better we can do without negative people trying to get us down!
Until next year... :-)
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