Letters to Santa
This letter was written by an 8th grader, describing her impressions and feelings after taking part in the Santa Letters.
Letters from Santa
by Marriah King
Mark Twain Jr. High,
San Diego Unified School District
San Diego, California
During the holiday season, the classes of Twain Jr. High got a treat. We
got to be Santa for a week. Receiving letters from deaf and hard of hearing K-3rd graders
at Lafayette Elementary really brought back the spirit of Christmas. We remembered our own
days of excitement, awaiting St. Nick bringing our presents.
The letters were exchanged through the FrEdMail Network Electronic Bulletin boards, a way of sending letters through the computers. The kids had very delightful and intelligent letters telling Santa what they wanted for Christmas. There were a few sad ones of children who didn't have such a good year. But all in all, we did our best to sound as jolly as the old rosy man himself and to tell the kids we would do the best we
could to make their little Christmas the merriest ever!
These letters to Santa Claus were written by 1st graders and answered by 8th grade opportunity students. These students did all the typing themselves.
I waet 7 letl poneyz. I waet 5 av the Roz Petl kolektion. I want 3 av the Ranbo Brit kolektion. I want 4 av the Barbe kolektion. I am vere good caz I lik to pla with mi frendz nic.
It warmed me and made me feel good all over to get your letter in the mail. My, you are an excellent typist. So you say you would like to have some ponies, the rose petal and rainbow bright collections. Oh, and the Barbee collection. A big order but I will see what I can do. This is my busiest time of the year, as you can well imagine, but I try to do the best that I can. And that reminds me, are you doing the best that you can in school and at home. I see that you like to play nicely with your friends and that is what made me especially notice your letter among all the many letters that I receive.
Keep on doing your best!
The North Pole
I wan a nu truc, transformar, a noo craon, a nu bik. I ben a gud boy.
Well, HO HO HO and how are you Justin, my boy! So nice to hear from you. I don't remember getting a letter from you last year, but my memory is not as good as it used to be. I understand you have been a good boy. Well that is just fantastic because when you are good, everyone around you will be good to you too! Keep up the good work, Justin, and I will be very proud of you and see if I can manage to squeeze that new truck, transformer, crayons and a bike into my sleigh on Christmas Eve.
Love from the North Pole,
DEAR SANTA CLAUS,
MOTHER , FATHER, BOY , GIRL WILL GIVE , YOU COOKIES AND MILK BOY, SISTER GIRL SLEEP , WAKE UP SEE PRESENTS. SANTA WILL RIDE SLEIGH IN SKY , SNOW. I WANT A SMALL YELLOW CAR I WANT A FRISBEE. GIRL WANTS RED DRESS. MOM WANTS SOCKS AND SHOES. FATHER SEE BIG BLACK CAR. I AM GOOD AT SCHOOL.
I have been watching to see if you are a good boy. You are right that I will ride in my sleigh in the sky. But I can even come to San Diego if there is not any snow so don't worry. That was nice of you to ask for some presents for you whole family and I will see what I can do. Keep on being good at school and I will see if I can bring you that yellow car you want.
love, HO HO HO
Dear Santa Claus,
How are you? Are you little or big? Do you buy toys or make toys? Do you have long or short beard? Do you live in the north pole? Do you have family? Do you have red nose reindeer? Do you have sleigh? Are you real or fiction?
10 years old
I'm fine, how are you? I'm about 5ft. 7in. My elves and I make toys. Yes I do have a long beard and I do live in the North pole, I have a family, my wife, elves and reindeers. Rudolph is my red nose reindeer. I have a big red sleigh. If I was fiction how can I write this letter, but I can't tell you how old or young I am. Well I have to be on my way.
Bye Betsy, see you on Christmas eve.
Love Santa Claus
Dear Santa Claus,
How are you? How old are you?
Do you have many deer with red nose?
Did you buy toys? Where are you Live North pole or Colorado? Are you happy or Sad?
Did you marry Mrs.Santa Claus? How do you make toy?
10 years old
I am fine, thank you. I would like to tell you how old I am, but I can't. No, I don't have a lot of deer with red noses just 1, and you know who that is. No my elves and I make the toys. I live in the North pole. I am very happy. Yes I did marry Mrs. Claus. I can't tell you how I make toys or it won't be a secret any more. Have to
go now, but I will try to see you on Christmas eve.
Love, Santa Claus
Dear Santa Claus,
I like you very much. Where do you live? Do you come on the roof?
Yesterday afternoon on the bus I saw a hearing aid on the floor. I picked it up and I asked the children, "Whose is this?" I gave it to the bus driver. It fell on the floor. I stomped on it and they broke. I took the pieces out and I showed them to the boy on my bus. He stepped on the hearing aid too. When I got home, I talked to my Mother and she got mad. She said they cost $400. My father said Santa Claus won't give me any toys. I'm sorry, Santa Claus because I broke the hearing aid. Next year I will be good every day. Santa Claus will be happy with me.
6 years old
How are you? Well I am fine here in my house in the north pole. Right here is very cold and snowy.
Rudolph and I are working hard here. We are getting ready all the
reindeers for christmas.
Now Victor, you are 6 years old and I have known you since you were a little boy and I always have loved you. Well I heard about the hearing aid. Well Victor, your mom is right that the hearing aid cost a lot of money. And for that reason you are not gonna receive any gifts from me for Christmas just as your parents said. If you are good till christmas, maybe you will get some reward from your parents.
Victor, next time when you find something on the floor, pick it up an give it to an adult. And if an adult is not around, keep it in your hands until an adult shows up. Well Victor I hope you will be a good boy next year so I can give you some gifts that you might like a lot. Well Victor I hope you have a happy merry Christmas and a happy New Years day.
Love you always,