Heart-Wrenching Notes To Santa From Little Kids.
Many times children express their thoughts better than adults and their words make a great impact in many spheres of the world.
The US Postal Service helped Santa for the 108th straight year, as hundreds of thousands of children send their holiday present requests to the North Pole. The USPS program accepts letters addressed to the North Pole under “Operation Santa” according to a statement “to help those in need at the holidays experience the joy of opening presents.”
The USPS said, “Let’s face it, this year has been a struggle for so many people in more ways than one,”. “Thoughts of kids, the holidays, and wondering how to provide for them may also be weighing heavily on many. But take heart, Santa, and the Postal Service are way ahead of you, and are here to help.”
Once a letter is received, it is “opened by Santa’s Elves” and published on the program’s website to be “adopted” by people who would like to help.
The USPS removes the Identifiable information in the letters before publishing, while adopters go through an identity verification process. USPS said it doesn’t vet the letters and that they are “not evaluated for worthiness in any way.”
Here are some beautiful and heart-touching letters of some kids.
Adien, a 4-year-old boy, wrote in his letter: “I have been a very good boy this year. I would like to have a Paw Patrol Fan, Thomas, and Percy train, a toy tree, and a toy crane with remote control. This has been a very touchy year. I lost my daddy and my grandpa, and my mommy is having a rough time. Maybe you can send her some happiness. I love you Santa.”
Another heart-touching letter was written by John, an 11-year-old boy. He wrote in his letter: “I’m praying you can help us have a Christmas this year. We don’t even have a tree. Honestly, we don’t have money for anything, not even for my birthday. But it’s ok, I understand because my grandparents have been raising me and I love them very much.
But it’s been a struggle this year because we were in a car accident. I just got whiplash and I’m ok, and my grandpa had to have neck surgery. After that our only other car broke down so my grandma lost her job because we live two hours walking distance to town…
But I just wish for money to help them with anything, like a bill; or rent; or just a gift for being the best grandparents and bestest parents to me.”
Some letters reveal hardships faced by several families. For example:
“Dear Santa: I am not sure if you have heard, but Grandma died so Christmas is not going to be the same,” wrote Lexi, who asked for a motorcycle set.
Meghan wrote “This year, I only want two things. One thing is that I want all the kids in the world to have toys or at least happy times during the holidays. And the other thing I want is a mood necklace. How do you travel the world so fast?”
Vicky, a small girl wrote: “Dear Santa: I want one thing,” “I’ve been a good girl and I want to ask you if you please get me a new power wheelchair. My wheelchair is very old and it doesn’t want to work. I am very sad. Please, Santa, bring me a power wheelchair. I don’t want anything else. If you can bring my service dogs some healthy treats. Thank you, Santa.”
“Dear Santa: I want other kids to be nice to each other (including me) and to have a talent and be independent, and strong, brave, smart, and designed for greatness, and to be a leader, healthy, cool, funny human beings,” Kameron wrote. “Merry Christmas.”
“Dear Santa: I wish I could help my grandmother and grandpa. They always help other people but now they are both sick and can’t do much these days so I’m reaching out to you,” 12-year-old Taja wrote.
“Dear Santa: Hi, this is Amber… I’m 39 years old,” one letter said. “After being homeless, my children and I were sleeping in a van. Now for the first time in a long time, we can have Christmas together. The only thing I want for Christmas is that my kids are happy and they have a wonderful day.”
“Dear Santa: Do you support the LGBTQ community,” Will asked in a letter. “If you can speak to God, can you tell him that I love him and if he loves me for being gay?”
“Dear Santa: Hello, how are you? My name is Julian. I am 10 years old,” another letter said. “My wish is money for my parents. $100 would help us a lot. They are having a rough time with the bills. We also need the internet so I can study and so my dad can look up my brother’s grades. I also want bikes so we can ride as a family.”
“Dear Santa Claus: I know I have not been very good this year. So I am fine with coal in my stocking,” Eli wrote. “Has anybody told you that you are the best? I trust in you when others don’t think they think that their parents are you. I mean, that’s crazy. I hope you get this Santa. Please? Always believe in yourself. Bye.”