“Dear Santa, Should I please have 1. A new 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 state but Hanukkah starts about the 24th this current year, so you will only be with our ‘mench about the bench’ for one day. Maybe the coming year. From Stella.”
“Dear Santa, Are you really real? Because I’m not so sure you will be real. If you are real, please write from the card you might send me. If you are not real I will not obtain a card from you. Dahlia.”
“Dear Santa Claus. This is certainly Christy. I actually have been trying my best this current year as a good girl. I try my advisable to not really mean to anyone. I just wished to say thanks for all the things you’ve brought me the past a decade. I will always believe in you. The individuals that don’t believe in you might be passing up on a thrilling time. Be grateful for always coming over to my house. I will assure to have you some cookies and carrots for your reindeer. I really like you a whole lot. Please write back when you can and so i could know you got my letter. Please say hello for me to everyone in the workshop. Merry Christmas. Love, Christy.”
Once more, a huge number of letters like these are pouring into the Oakland Post Office from children across Northern California.
Some are heartwarming, some are heartrending and some are merely hilarious.
And when again, the post office is inviting you to become Santa’s helper and answer some of these heartfelt missives.
“You don’t necessarily ought to send a present,” says Consumer Affairs Director MaryGrace Cruz, who may be responsible for Santa’s Mailroom in addition to 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 somebody that cares.”
On the flip side, if you’re moved to send a present, nobody’s planning to stop you. To become a Santa’s helper, call the Santa hotline at 510-874-8737 leaving your number. They’ll call you back and sign you up.
So what’s about the younger generation’s mind currently? Take a peek:
“Dear Santa, My P.E. class did yo-yos. I learned the best way to do yo-yo. Are you going to please bring me 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 at the North Pole! Love, Jordan.”
“Dear Santa, I seriously require a necklace which enables me walk on water and makes me invisible. Also i need a Doc McStuffins which makes my toys talk! I want hairspray! And I want special medicine that creates Mom better! Love, McKenna.”
“Dear Santa’s helpers, My name is Christopher. I’m 9 years of age. I am just writing for your needs because I might like you to know Santa that I’ve been good at school, with my teacher, and with my little 2 year old brother, along with my parents. Would you do me a favor and tell Santa which i need a tablet to complete my homework and rehearse math and English? And could you tell Santa to present my little brother a Lego Duplo because we don’t want him to consume the tiny ones? I am going to wait around for Santa at my house and i also will leave cookies along with a glass of milk. Thank you, Christopher.”
“Dear Santa, I actually have bin an effective girl this season. When is it Christmas? I’m not going to hide to discover you. When your elves come in, inform them never to get in my dresser! Love, Rosemary.”
“Dear Santa, My name is Gerardo. I’m 6 yrs old. I am doing good within the school and so i have lots of friends. My mother is helping me to create this letter because I can’t write yet. She said if I’m a great kid I will send to letter to you personally I will just like a toy. The main one I love is undoubtedly an angry birds, anyone. My mom and dad work each day nonetheless they said there exists a lot of bills to pay. That’s why I send this letter for your needs. Can you bring me a gift? Many thanks, Santa. I really like you!!!”
“Dear Self Elfs, It is nice to view you again, and i also was wondering if you possess the reindeer? If you that’s great! I can’t wait until you fall for Christmas! I will make an additional Christmas list as the one I really made is made for our kids. And I Also got a Christmas dog! His name is Coco and so i i do hope you like him! I am going to view you in a few days. I really like you! Love, Jessica. P.S. Say hi to Santa to me!”
“Dear Santa, I have been a great girl all year. I am nice to my sister Ashley. I am beneficial to my mommy and daddy. I am a great listener. For Christmas I might like doll along with 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 which is pink. Also bring a kitty for Ashley, too. Mommy wants a puppy and Daddy wants a doggy. Thanks! Sincerely, Leila.”
“Dear Santa, How are the reindeer doing? I can’t assume that Christmas is very soon! I bet you and also the elves are busy. For Christmas may I please use 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 might like a fluffy blanket with my name onto it, a blue soccer ball plus some very, great mystery books. Oh! And if you can I might Enjoy it in the event you dexopky92 ensure it is snow or even a lightning storm. Love, Colby.”
“Dear Santa, My name is Allison. I actually have 2 siblings. The motive of this letter from santa to child is always to ask you to assist us use a wonderful Christmas. I am just suggesting that you help us because my mother doesn’t have a job during this time. I would personally appreciate it if you can help us. Thanks for your time and energy to learn my letter and God bless you in this particular Christmas. Love, Allison.”
“Dear Santa, It’s Damon. Just for this Christmas, I’d like a pair 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 whether it helps to make the reindeer go crazy. I’m trying my better to be great this year. Do you get big from too many cookies and pies? And how would you deliver presents for all the kids on the planet? But mostly, how do 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 had been just wondering. Hailee’s favorite stuffed animal, Bunnie Bunnie, is beginning to obtain old and break apart, and that i was wondering when you can make her a replacement so she doesn’t get sad when it falls apart completely! Thanks! Incidentally, we are going to be having our Christmas Eve party again this current year so we could have cookies for you personally! 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 lots of love! Hannah. P.S. Happy New Year!”