UNION COUNTY — Christmas Day is just three weeks away and that means it’s time for the children of Union County to write and send in their “Letters to Santa.”
For quite a long time, Santa Claus has been a subscriber to The Union Times, reading every issue published since, well, a very long time ago. While he always enjoys reading The Union Times, Santa’s favorite edition of the paper is the “Letters to Santa” edition published just before Christmas. He likes it because it always contains the letters the children of Union County have written to tell him their Christmas wishes and asking him to play them under their Christmas trees and in their Christmas stockings.
That brings us to Christmas 2016 and the time for the children of Union to write their “Letters to Santa” and send them in to The Union Times.
Christmas Day is just three weeks away, so those letters need to get in to The Union Times by no later that Saturday, Dec. 17. That will give us time to get them put in the paper and have Santa’s copy delivered to him at The North Pole as soon as possible. That will give him plenty of time to read the letters, make a list of all those Christmas wishes, and then turn them over to his elves who are already hard at work turning children’s wishes into toys and other gifts. That way, everything will be ready Christmas Eve when Santa hitches up the reindeer to his sleigh loaded with those toys and other gifts and then flies up into the sky to deliver them to children around the world, including those in Union County.
“Letters to Santa” is open to children ages birth through the 4th grade and those letter may be submitted, either individually or through their classes at school, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember, while the Christmas season still has three weeks to go, Christmas Eve will be here before you know it, so get those letters written and sent in to The Union Times because Santa is waiting to read them.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.