Inside the warm ornament- and light-adorned building of The Times, boys and girls of all ages could pick up a pen, pencil or crayon and scrawl out their wish list for Santa and drop it into a box for delivery during the annual Christmas on Green Street event Sunday.
On the supplied letter form, the writers circled whether they were nice or naughty, with one young lady admitting to being naughty. About 30 letters were written at The Times while 10 others brought their lists from home with attached pictures.
The Times will publish some of those letters today and subsequent Sundays until Christmas.
While writing letters to Santa has been a much loved tradition for many generations, the requested items have changed. Once filled with baby dolls and toy cars, today’s letters have begun to vary from favorites such as Legos and Barbie dolls to smartphones and Xbox. Even a few older children requested a new car, gas money, motorcycle and scholarship funds.
Some were even more personal. The young lady who admitted to being naughty said “to say sorry to mom.” And other one asked for God to have the best birthday party event.
So, join in the fun and write and letter to Santa. You can drop it off at The Times, 345 Green St. NW, Gainesville.