October 2, 2023


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My Letter to Santa, Discovered {30 Years Later!} | Thrifty Decor Chick

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My letter to Santa (30 years later) within the craziest of locations!

I’ve an exquisite Christmas story for you! 

It began after I bumped into Hallmark years in the past to select up one thing for our son. It was solely the start of October, however they’d fairly a number of vacation gadgets out already. 

The staff had been grabbing my order for me, and whereas I waited I observed a good looking Christmas guide on the counter:

Letters to Santa Claus book

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It was known as Letters to Santa Claus and since I really like something Christmas, I picked it up and beginning it. 

It truly is a beautiful guide. I observed within the first few pages that it is based mostly on letters despatched to town of Santa Claus, Indiana and thought, wow, the Indiana connection is cool!

I used to be in a rush so I in a short time scanned by means of a few of the pages. Every web page is a scanned letter to Santa, in its unique kind. What’s actually cool is they’re separated into a long time, with the primary ones from the 1940’s. 

Some letters are candy, some humorous, and some are fairly touching. 

What a treasure!

I had no thought what a treasure it will be. 🙂 You see, I solely checked out a pair pages and was on the point of put it down after I flipped to at least one extra. 

I believed I used to be shedding my thoughts for a minute. 

I used to be my very own (8-year-old) handwriting. 

I can not even describe how bizarre it felt my writing on this guide. I began studying and none of it was acquainted to me at first. 

Then I noticed the title on the backside…Sarah. I could not even consider what I used to be studying. 

It was my letter to Santa: 

If you cannot learn it here is what it says (spelling corrected): 

Pricey Santa Claus, 

I really like you very a lot. I watched a present about you and so they mentioned there was no Santa Claus. However I consider in you. If you’re actually Santa Claus might you get me a Child Alive? They boys in my class mentioned that there was no Santa Claus. My mother mentioned that they are going to be disillusioned when they do not get something. You’re my greatest good friend I’ve received. 

Your good friend, 


I learn by means of the entire thing rapidly and after I got here to the half concerning the Child Alive doll I began to completely understand that this was MY letter. 

I wished that doll SO BAD. 😂 She peed and pooped individuals. 🙂 And I received her that Christmas. (Santa is actual!) 

How wonderful is that this? I did not know whether or not to chortle or cry or what. I informed the women within the retailer and so they could not consider it. 

I nonetheless cannot consider it. Out of the only a few pages I checked out, my letter was certainly one of them. What a particular, particular expertise.

My letter was chosen from thousands and thousands of letters despatched from everywhere in the world over the span of many a long time!

I keep in mind the place we lived after I received the doll I requested for. That 12 months was a troublesome one — my dad and mom had simply separated and my Mother and I moved from our farmhouse in a really small city to an house in Indianapolis.

I used to be out of my component and missed my Dad SO a lot. It was only a tough 12 months total. 

My childhood was fantastic in so some ways, however there have been a whole lot of laborious occasions. I solely have one small field of recollections and a few pictures from my childhood — every little thing else was misplaced. 

In order you’ll be able to think about, I am THRILLED to have this a part of my historical past. 

What a good looking present to get a chunk of my childhood in such a beautiful and surprising approach. 

It is on the basement finish desk and I look by means of it each every so often:

P.S. My handwriting was fairly superior for about eight years outdated, proper? And the way I spelled “disillusioned” accurately and never “mentioned,” I am going to by no means know. 😉

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