ROCKINGHAM — Santa’s helpers at the Daily Journal want to make things easier on St. Nick by providing Richmond County’s Christmas lists early this year.
Children’s letters to Santa must be received by noon on Friday, Dec. 9 to be featured in a special keepsake section of the newspaper. The special section will be printed early and distributed with the Daily Journal’s Christmas Eve edition.
Last-minute letters to Santa will still reach the North Pole, but those received after the Dec. 9 deadline won’t make the paper.
Some children ask Santa Claus for the year’s hottest must-have toy. For others, a job for Mom or Dad or presents for needy classmates may be their most fervent Christmas wish. From the sweet and silly to the serious pleas that tug at our heartstrings, the letters are an annual tradition that helps Richmond County residents get into the holiday spirit.
Classes from local schools, preschools and day care centers are welcome to submit letters along with individuals and families. Letters should include each child’s first name, age or grade and hometown.
Try to limit letters to 100 words or fewer to ensure the Daily Journal has enough space to publish all of the letters it receives.
Drop them in the decorated “Letters to Santa” mailbox in front of The Daily Journal’s office at 105 E. Washington St. in downtown Rockingham or email a letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. They may also be mailed the old fashioned way to: Richmond County Daily Journal, Attn: Letters to Santa, 105 E. Washington St., Rockingham, NC 28380.