Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Letters to Santa

I picked up a small-town newspaper somewhere along the way on our little (LONGEST EVER) road trip, and they posted the local elementary school's letters to Santa. I read them out loud in the car and we were so buoyed by each little dose of joy in these earnest requests, that I had to pass a few along...:)

Dear Santa,
Hi. I want a Buzz Lightyear costume and an Iron Man Costume so I can fly high up in the sky. Can you bring me those kind of presents? A race car, a race car movie, and a race car game. Please!
Sky Salas

Dear Santa!
How are you? I love you so much. I want a real mermaid and I want a real witch. I want pink and dark purple high heels. And I want the Wizard of Oz.
Love me,
Kirsten Madrid

Merry Christmas Santa,
Please give me a rocket, a robot and stuff for boys.
This is were I live -- go straight, go up and down, and there's my house.
Your friend,
Daniel Romero

Hi Santa!
How are you doing? I will leave you some milk in my room. For Christmas I would like a dress and a horse rocking chair. And princes shoes that are high high high and that make noise.
Thank you Santa,
Anayali Romero

Dear Santa Claus,
How are your deers? I want a real dolphin and the ocean so he can swim. I want a Spiderman costume and Ironman and I will make you a cheese sandwich.
Nevin Bhakta


  1. When did I stop wishing for the ocean? OK, I guess when I figured out it wouldn't fit in my room, but still....awesome letters

  2. That one was my favorite too:) Hope you had a Merry Christmas, Maritumus!

  3. Did any of them ask for something for someone else...?

    I like those ones best. It always gives me little hopes that the world will be peopled with more than "what I want" future adults.

  4. Have you ever read Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory"? It is one of the most tender short stories ever written.

    These days it's published as an omnibus with his novella "Breakfast At Tiffany's"... I think you'll adore it. He was truly one of the greats.