Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Letters to Santa: What are kids asking for?

In the Dec. 15 USA Today, a story appeared on the front page quoting postal employees who had witnessed some heartbreaking letters to Santa.

Many kids were simply asking for coats, socks and shoes. 

The article said this, "Santa Claus and his elves are seeing more heartbreaking letters this year as children cite their parents' economic troubles in their wish lists."

Was this surprising to you? Also, have you read any letters to Santa that were heartbreaking? If so, please share them here.


Anonymous said...

Our office is seeing the same heart breaking requests. Many are sending letters not only to Santa but to God. Our letters started arriving in July.

Anonymous said...

Our church sponsors a "Giving Tree" every year for needy children. This year we saw several requests for things such as blankets, pillows, and clothing.

Anonymous said...

I was part of Operation Santa in the Co/Wy cluster, so I answered letter children wrote to Santa. Yes, some did ask for basic items; or extravagant items because they said they knew their parents couldn't afford it. There was even one who's parents had told her Santa didn't exist, THEY bought the presents. (But she wasn't ready to give up Santa yet.)
But for me, the most heartbreaking was from a mother whose child had been taken away and all she wanted was to get him back.