“Dear Santa, Should I please have 1. A brand new couple of headfones 2. curry shoes 3. My very own iPad 4. HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT! Sincerely, Liam.”
“Dear Santa, Hi! I’m excited for the visit! I’m sorry to express but Hanukkah starts on the 24th this coming year, so you will only be around our ‘mench about the bench’ for one day. Maybe next year. From Stella.”
“Dear Santa, Have you been really real? Because I’m not too sure you happen to be real. In case you are real, please write in the card you will send me. Should you be not real I am going to not get a card by you. Dahlia.”
“Dear Santa Claus. This is certainly Christy. We have been trying my best this coming year to become good girl. I try my best to not really mean to anyone. I simply planned to say thanks for all the stuff you’ve brought me the past several years. I will always have confidence in you. The people that don’t believe in you might be missing out on a thrilling time. Thanks for always coming to my house. I will guarantee to have you some cookies and carrots for that reindeer. I like you so much. Please write back when you can thus i could know you got my letter. Please say hello for me to everybody in the workshop. Merry Christmas. Love, Christy.”
Yet again, a large number of letters like these are pouring in to the Oakland Post Office from kids around Northern California.
Some are heartwarming, some are heartrending and several are just hilarious.
And once again, the post office is inviting anyone to become Santa’s helper and answer a few of these heartfelt missives.
“You don’t necessarily have to send a present,” says Consumer Affairs Director MaryGrace Cruz, who is in control of 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.”
However, if you’re moved to send a present, nobody’s gonna hold you back. To turn into a Santa’s helper, call the Santa hotline at 510-874-8737 and then leave your number. They’ll call you and sign you up.
So what’s on the younger generation’s mind currently? Have a look:
“Dear Santa, My P.E. class did yo-yos. I learned how you can do yo-yo. Would you like to please bring me a yo-yo basically if i promise to concentrate on my teacher, follow directions and respect other students? Please? Many thanks. Have a good day on the North Pole! Love, Jordan.”
“Dear Santa, I really require a necklace which makes me walk on water and makes me invisible. Also i desire a Doc McStuffins which makes my toys talk! I want hairspray! And So I want special medicine that makes Mom better! Love, McKenna.”
“Dear Santa’s helpers, My name is Christopher. I’m 9 yrs old. I am just writing for your needs because I might like you to tell Santa that I’ve been efficient at school, and with my teacher, together with my little 2 year-old brother, along with my parents. Would you do us a favor and tell Santa that I want a tablet to complete my homework and practice math and English? And might you tell Santa to provide my little brother a Lego Duplo because we don’t want him to nibble on the tiny ones? I am going to wait around for Santa at my home and i also will leave cookies plus a glass of milk. Many thanks, Christopher.”
“Dear Santa, I have got bin a good girl this coming year. When is it Christmas? I’m not gonna hide to view you. Once your elves can be found in, inform them to not be in my dresser! Love, Rosemary.”
“Dear Santa, My name is Gerardo. I’m 6 years. I am doing good from the school and I have lots of friends. My mom is assisting me to write this letter because I can’t write yet. She said if I’m a great kid I will send to letter to you I am going to just like a toy. The one I enjoy is undoubtedly an angry birds, anyone. My parents work every single day nevertheless they said there exists a lots of bills to pay for. That’s why I send this letter for your needs. Is it possible to bring us a gift? Many thanks, Santa. I really like you!!!”
“Dear Self Elfs, It is actually nice to see you again, and so i was wondering if you have the reindeer? If you do that’s great! I can’t wait until you fall for Christmas! I am going to make an extra Christmas list because the one I recently made is made for my loved ones. And So I got a Christmas dog! His name is Coco and i also hope you like him! I am going to watch you in a couple of days. I like you! Love, Jessica. P.S. Say hi to Santa in my opinion!”
“Dear Santa, I have got been an excellent girl all year. I am just nice to my sister Ashley. I am just important to my mommy and daddy. I am just an excellent 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 would personally also love a great kitty cat. One who is pink. Also bring a kitty for Ashley, too. Mommy wants a puppy and Daddy wants a doggy. Thanks! Sincerely, Leila.”
“Dear Santa, How would be the reindeer doing? I can’t think that Christmas is indeed soon! I bet you together with the elves are busy. For Christmas may I please use a REI Grand Tour 80 Travel Pack? It’s for my journey 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 such as a fluffy blanket with my name into it, a blue soccer ball and a few very, great mystery books. Oh! And whenever you can I would personally Enjoy it should you dexopky92 make it snow or possibly a lightning storm. Love, Colby.”
“Dear Santa, My name is Allison. We have 2 siblings. The motive of this packages from santa would be to ask you to assist us have got a wonderful Christmas. I am just asking you to allow us to because my mother doesn’t use a job during this time. I might appreciate it if you can allow us to. Many thanks for your time and efforts to read my letter and God bless you in this particular Christmas. Love, Allison.”
“Dear Santa, It’s Damon. For this Christmas, I’d like a set of Christmas slippers, a brand new time-consuming Lego set and (this could be crazy) a hunting rifle bb gun. But don’t take it if it helps make the reindeer go crazy. I’m trying my better to be great this coming year. Would you get big from lots of cookies and pies? And how can you deliver presents for all the kids worldwide? But mostly, how do you buy your special magic?”
“Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! How are you presently? How is Mrs. Claus? How’s Henry doing? I used to be just wondering. Hailee’s favorite stuffed animal, Bunnie Bunnie, is starting to get old and fall apart, and i also was wondering if you might make her a new one so she doesn’t get sad whether it falls apart completely! Thanks! By the way, we will be having our Christmas Eve party again this coming year so we could have cookies for yourself! We will decorate them! Yet another thing: Hailee misses Oma (my mom’s mom) who passed away, and Hailee would love it in the event you would put crosses and hearts on Oma’s stocking. Is that OK? Thanks lots! With plenty of love! Hannah. P.S. Happy New Year!”