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Letters to Santa Claus (Hardcover)

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For years, children and adults have stuffed their candid dreams, wishes, and promises into envelopes addressed to Santa Claus. Whether the envelopes come with stamps or without, are addressed to "The Big Red Guy at Jingle Bells Lane" or simply "To Santa," for over 100 years, millions of these letters have poured into Santa Claus, Indiana. Arriving from all corners of the globe, the letters ask for toys, family reunions, snow, and help for the needy--sometimes the needy being the writers themselves. They are candid, heartfelt, and often blunt. Many children wonder how Santa gets into their chimneyless homes. One child reminds Santa that she has not hit her brothers over 1,350 times that year, and another respectfully requests two million dollars in "cold cash." One child hopes to make his life better with a time machine, an adult woman asks for a man, and one miscreant actually threatens Santa's reindeer Containing more than 250 actual letters and envelopes from the naughty and nice reaching back to the 1930s, this moving book will touch readers' hearts and bring back memories of a time in our lives when the man with a white beard and a red suit held out the hope that our wishes might come true.

About the Author


Pat Koch is founder of the Santa Claus Museum & Village in Santa Claus, Indiana. Since 1943, she has worked tirelessly to make sure every child who writes to Santa Claus receives a response. Pat received her MA in Pastoral Ministry in 2002 at the age of 70.Emily Weisner Thompson, Executive Director of the Santa Claus Museum & Village, is a historian and author of Images of America: Santa Claus. She holds a BA in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame and an MA in History from American University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780253017932
ISBN-10: 0253017939
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: October 5th, 2015
Pages: 224
Language: English

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