Get your Letter from Santa and help families in need

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

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Easy action before you even read anything. Send me an email or comment on this post for the address you should send your letter to. I’ll respond quickly, I promise.

A few years ago on a whim I purchased an old post box from an antique store. I did this because it’s red and I like red and because it said Christmas cards on it and I like Christmas. So, we brought it home and we all thought it looked pretty—a nice decoration for the Christmas holidays. Then, one morning, I put my daughters Letter to Santa in it. What happened next was that the letter somehow made its way out of the post box to Santa’s workshop where it was answered and returned. Seriously. Or close enough.

Fast forward a few years and this keeps happening every Christmas. This year, I again want everyone to get to experience the magic post box and on behalf of the Big Guy, I want to help an Ottawa charity help families who need it during the holidays.

The Christmas Exchange Program operated by The Caring and Sharing Exchange “provides those in need with food hampers or much-needed redeemable gift certificates during the holiday season. These gift certificates can be used at any Ottawa Giant Tiger location and are intended to provide recipients with a sense of hope and dignity during an otherwise difficult time of year.”

This is how we can help together: You mail me your child’s (our your) Letter to Santa (or letter to anybody you’d like them to send a letter to), and if you can, mail a small donation along with that and we’ll be sure to get your letter to Santa and a response back to you. If you can’t make the donation, mail the letter anyway and we’ll get it answered for you just the same because it’s fun to do.

For the second year in a row, we will be giving 100 per cent of donations over to the Christmas Exchange Program to help those families out. There’s nothing that says Christmas more than helping others and spreading some cheer. Well, maybe gingerbread, but that’s about it.

If you’re interested in getting your letter answered or if you have questions about how this magic works, send me an email¬†or leave me a comment on this post and I’ll get you more information including the address you can mail the letter to.

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