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SECRET SANTA





A couple of weeks ago, my eight-year-old wrote a letter to Santa with his wish list of goodies for this Christmas. He carefully, in his neatest handwriting, addressed the envelope and folded the letter inside. After confirming with me that yes, the mailman will know exactly which mailbox at the North Pole belongs to Santa, he skipped down the driveway and put the letter into the mailbox for our mail carrier to pick up. A couple of days ago, this arrived:

 

Squeee!!!!

How this letter made my little guy's day. He was absolutely thrilled, so much so, that he had to pen a reply immediately and put both Santa's letter and his note under the tree for Santa to read when he stops by on Christmas eve.

It made my day too! Actually, it made my whole Christmas - joy being the greatest gift of all.

Thank you, Secret Santa. Thank you for keeping the magic alive for an all too serious, all too earnest 8-year-old.

Merry Christmas!

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boreal_owl
Dec. 24th, 2011 04:16 pm (UTC)
I love this story!!! Your son is so polite, thanking the elves. Reminds me of Echo giving us his most adorable look, in hopes of getting extra treats. :-)

Happy holidays, Angela!
angeladegroot
Dec. 29th, 2011 02:50 pm (UTC)
He was BIG smiles on Christmas morning when he saw the stash under the tree. All the best for 2012!
cynthialord
Dec. 25th, 2011 10:21 am (UTC)
How wonderful!!!
angeladegroot
Dec. 29th, 2011 02:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Cindy. Wishing you a happy and healthy new year.
writerjenn
Dec. 27th, 2011 01:41 am (UTC)
:-)
angeladegroot
Dec. 29th, 2011 02:52 pm (UTC)
I know! Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, doesn't it? Happy and healthy New Year, Jenn.
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