It’s the season of giving, and what better way to welcome Christmas than to spread cheer. Different people have different ways of sharing. But the language of children is universal. Through these letters written to Santa Claus, children show us there is no better way to communicate what you want than to say it directly. In the process they teach us about single-minded pursuit of dreams and above all the quality of empathy. We present 10 of the best letters from around the world to kick in the festive season.
1. 8-Year-Old Boy Asks Santa to rescue his sister from school bullies
Ryan’s letter went viral and the twins were guest in a TV show named ‘Good Morning America’, where they met Big Time Rush Band.
2. When Kennedy answers to a letter from a kids worried about Santa
“Dear Mr. Kennedy,
Please stop the Russians from bombing the North Pole because they will kill Santa Claus. I am 8 years old. I am in the third grade at Holy Cross School.
I was glad to get your letter about trying to stop the Russians from bombing the North Pole and risking the life of Santa Claus.
I share your concern about the atmospheric testing of the Soviet Union, not only for the North Pole but for countries throughout the world; not only for Santa Claus but for people throughout the world.
However, you must not worry about Santa Claus. I talked with him yesterday and he is fine. He will be making his rounds again this Christmas.
3. The kid who asked Santa to find a cure for his father’s cancer
This Christmas I would like one spacific (sic) thing this year. My dad has a really bad brain tuma (sic) & if you could, could you please find a cure for him to make him better & I will be the happiest boy in the world! ☺
4. The Italian kid who asked to donate her gift to African children
“I know that you are listening, Santa. You can give the gifts that I asked you to those black children with big belly, but very skinny that I saw on TV. I have the toys of last year and I still like them. Don’t forget! Bye!”
5. The humble letter from a 7-year-old in 1915
In 1915, seven-year-old Homer Mellen from London, Ontario, only wanted a “box of paints, a nine cent reader, and a school bag to put them in”.
6. The kid scared of Santa Claus
“Do you think Mrs Santa can come instead of you? I’m so scared of you. Sorry.
7. This one proclaimed himself as new Santa
“When you’re finished, could I perhaps become the new Santa?
Your friend, Callum”
8. The letter which proves that Amazon took over the North Pole
This kid decided to send the link of his dream gift: a $20 dollar remote-controlled car.
9. The complaint letter
“Will you bring me the presents I wish for this year? Last year you disappointed me. If you disappoint me this year as well, I’ll lock the door so you can’t let any more Christmases in.
10. The girl who wished to become prettier than her friend
“Could you make me a lot prettier than my friend Sabrina? That’s my biggest and only wish!