UNION COUNTY — Christmas Day is less than a month away and that means Santa Claus is busy compiling his list of toys to bring good little girls and boys and that means he needs to hear from the children of Union County and that’s where “Letters to Santa” comes in.
The Union Times was first published in 1850 and one of our very first subscribers was Santa Claus who to this day reads each and every edition of this newspaper. While he is an avid and loyal reader of The Union Times, Santa’s favorite edition of The Union Times is Letters to Santa which we publish every year just before Christmas. Santa likes it because it contains the letters the children of Union County have written to tell him their Christmas wishes and asking him to place them under their Christmas trees and in their Christmas stockings.
That brings us to Christmas 2017 and the time for the children of Union County to write their “Letters to Santa” and send them in to The Union Times.
Counting today, there are just 26 days left before it is Christmas Day, so those letters need to get in to The Union Times by no later than Friday, Dec. 15. 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 those eight tiny reindeer — nine if its really foggy that night — to his sleigh loaded with those toys and other gifts and then flies up into the sky to deliver them to the children of Union County and the rest of the world.
“Letters to Santa” is open to children ages birth through the 4th grade and those letters may be submitted by email, either individually or through their classes at school, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember, while the Christmas season still has 26 days to 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.