Times invites Santa letters


It’s that time of the year for youngsters to let Santa Claus know what they want for Christmas, and the Fort Frances Times wants to help make sure their letters get to the North Pole on time.
Kids of all ages can drop off their letters to Santa here at the Times office (116 First St. E.) by Wednesday, Dec. 7.
Those who can’t make it to the office can mail their letters c/o the Times to P.O. Box 339, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M7.
A third option is you can e-mail jolly St. Nick at santa@fortfrances.com (you can also link to santa@fortfrances.com via the Fort Frances Times’ website at www.fortfrances.com).
“All of us up at the North Pole love getting letters from the boys and girls,” Santa Claus said in an interview this morning from his workshop.
“How else are the elves supposed to know what they’d like for Christmas?” he asked.
“Do they want a ‘Let’s Rock’ Elmo, Fijit Friend, or “Rock Star’ Mickey? How about a LalaLoopsy Silly Hair Doll, or a Monster High Fearleading Squad doll?
“Do they want a LeapPad Explorer Tablet or a Paper Jamz Pro Mic-Style 2?
“Maybe they just want a good, old-fashioned rocking horse, toboggan, or wagon, or they simply want to wish their family to have a happy, healthy, and safe Christmas together?” added Santa.
“The only way we’ll know is if the boys and girls write me a letter.”
While Santa can’t promise children everything they ask for, kids are welcome to use their imaginations when making their lists.
After all, one never knows what Santa will bring to their homes late, late on Christmas Eve night.
Just remember, all letters and e-mails must be received by the Times by Dec. 7.
That’s when the North Pole mail sleigh (pulled by reindeer, of course) drops by the Times’ office to pick up the bags of letters and take them back to Santa’s workshop to be sorted into the “Naughty” and “Nice” piles.
As in previous years, copies of the letters to Santa also will be published in the Dec. 16 Christmas Greetings edition of the Times.