Letters to Santa due at Anson Record on Dec. 7

By: Staff report
Imari Scarbrough | Anson Record Santa meets with children at the Partnership for Children’s event on Dec. 1.

Santa isn’t the only one curious to see what kids ask for this year.

Saint Nick’s helpers at the Anson Record want to make things easier on him by giving Anson County’s Christmas lists to the jolly old elf.

Children’s letters to Santa must be received by noon today, Dec. 7 to be published in the newspaper’s Dec. 21 edition.

Some children ask Santa Claus for the year’s hottest must-have toy. For others, a job for Mom or Dad or presents for needy classmates may be their most fervent Christmas wish. From the sweet and silly to the serious pleas that tug at our heartstrings, the letters are an annual tradition that helps Anson County residents get into the holiday spirit.

Classes from local schools, preschools and day care centers are welcome to submit letters along with individuals and families. Letters should include each child’s first name, age or grade and hometown.

Try to limit letters to 100 words or fewer to ensure the newspaper has enough space to publish all of the letters it receives.

The paper may also print select holiday artwork from children, from toddlers’ doodles to older kids’ more detailed pieces. Some art may also appear online.

Letters may be mailed to: The Anson Record, Attn: Letters to Santa, 123 E. Martin St., Wadesboro, NC 28170.

Call Imari Scarbrough with any questions at 704-994-5471 or email iscarbrough@civitasmedia.com.

Imari Scarbrough | Anson Record Santa meets with children at the Partnership for Children’s event on Dec. 1.
https://ansonrecord.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_IMG_6036.jpgImari Scarbrough | Anson Record Santa meets with children at the Partnership for Children’s event on Dec. 1.

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How to help your kid get a letter from Santa:

The United States Postal Service has a Letters from Santa program designed to delight youngsters.

The USPS suggests that parents have their child write a letter to Santa before putting it in an envelope addressed simply to: Santa Claus, North Pole.

Parents can then write a letter to the child from Santa, signing it from St. Nick. Both letters should then be put in an envelope addressed to the child, with Santa, North Pole as the return address, according to usps.com.

A First-Class Mail stamp should be put on the envelope, then that envelope should go in a bigger envelope with however many stamps it requires. That envelope should be addressed to: North Pole Postmark Master, 4141 Postmark Dr., Anchorage AK 99530-9998.

Letters must be received by the Anchorage postmaster by Dec. 15.

“Be sure to share the experience on social media using #LettersFrom Santa,” the USPS suggested.

“When responding as Santa, make the response as personal as possible by highlighting your child’s accomplishments over the past year,” the website said. “For example, helping around the house, receiving good grades in a particular subject at school or participating in community service activities.”

Children can see their letters sent to Santa, appear in the Anson Record and receive a response back from Santa by Christmas, with parents’ help.