Times accepting letters to Santa


With Christmas now only a little over a month away, Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with all of the elves, eagerly are awaiting wish lists from district children.
And once again this year, the Fort Frances Times wants to make sure they get them on time.
Kids of all ages can drop off their letters to Santa at the Fort Frances Times’ office and we’ll be sure to get them delivered to the North Pole.
Those who can’t make it to the office can mail their letters to the Fort Frances Times at 116 First St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M7.
Children also can send their wish lists by e-mail to santa@fortfrances.com or by clicking on the “Letters to Santa” icon at www.fortfrances.com
“Whether they write their letters in class at school or on their own at home, we love hearing from the children of Fort Frances and Rainy River District,” Santa said in an exclusive interview from the North Pole this week.
“It’s so much fun to find out what they would like for find with their names on it under the tree Christmas morning.
“Or if they’re really thoughtful boys and girls, what they would like their brothers, sisters, parents, and pets to get for presents,” he added.
Santa said the letters also are a great way for him to keep up with the latest trends in toys and other cool stuff.
“How else do you think I would know what an Elmo Live Emcore, Playskool Kota and Pals, a LeapFrog Zippity Learning System, or a Zhu Zhu Pet is?” remarked jolly St. Nick.
“I used to think you got Bakugan at a Greek bakery.”
Santa noted the elves in his workshop have been eager to get to work, but they can’t be exactly sure what toys they need to make until he gets those letters.
While he 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.
Remember, all letters have to be dropped off by Wednesday, Dec. 9.
That’s when the North Pole mail sleigh, drawn 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 “Naughty” and “Nice” piles.
Copies of the letters to Santa also will be published in the Christmas Greetings edition of the Times on Wednesday, Dec. 16.