In the village of North Pole, Alaska, lives a man named Santa Claus.
Or so the story goes.
Fun fact–the town of North Pole is actually South of Fairbanks, where Heidi lives. So she can claim with utmost authority “I live North of North Pole.” Of course, North of the North Pole is a different matter.
As I’ve mentioned before, the town hosts a very large Christmas store, where you can purchase Alaska paraphenalia, crêches, ornaments, Christmas trees . . .
. . . and even visit with the fenced-in reindeer out back. Hello Prancer. Or is it Dancer? Sorry. . . you all look the same to me.
While we were there in September, we decided to get an ornament. There were so many choices that it was a difficult task.
The felt sweater or the little wooden sled? The snowflake or the moose?
Thankfully, little James had a clear opinion.
Posted on some of the walls and columns of the store . . . letters to Santa!
I guess they come somewhere after all. I heard that parents can pay “Santa” to actually answer these letters. I wonder what Santa’s going rate is these days. Anyway, I wanted to put up a couple of these letters as we enter the Christmas season for your enjoyment and amusement.
Can I please
have three Junie B. Jones. And some Junie B. books. One stupid smelly bus, the christmas one, and a monster under her bed plus some beads. Thanks. Love,
Dear Santa, am I beaing good for Christmas? I hope I am. Do you have little Elves? How are you doing? How old are you? Here’s a Chistmas list
Fisher Price sweet streets
a pitcher of you and Mrs. Clas and elves
from Erin kinney
I have been a little naghty This year I am sorry. If I end up getting any thing this year I would love to have a puppy, I would help out more at the house. Santa I would not ask for anything els for the rest of the year.
It will be a while before this little guy writes his first letter to the Big Fat Bearded Man.
Lookin’ good in that hat there, James.
Do I have to keep wearing this?
So–did you guys ever write letters to Santa? And did you believe in him? And do your kids write letters to Santa? And how much is Santa charging these days for a response?