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Letters to Santa return to Daily Journal

Nothing warms the heart more than a child’s wonder during the Christmas holiday season. And nothing is more charming than a child’s turn of phrase and personal manner of expression.

Yes, it’s that time of year again when the Daily Journal publishes Letters to Santa penned by children in the newspaper’s coverage area.

Through the years, the children’s “Letters to Santa” have proven to be one of the most popular special features to appear in the pages of the Daily Journal.

Each year children are encouraged to submit their letters, and every year they respond by the sleigh-load with Christmas lists meant to be read by the “jolly old elf.” The great thing is that Daily Journal readers have the enjoyment of reading them right alongside Santa Claus himself.

Parents who want to submit their kids’ letters this year will need to either use the form available in the print edition or print a copy by going to dailyjournalonline.com/letters/santa.

Mail your child’s letter to: North Pole, c/o Daily Journal, P.O. Box 9, Park Hills, MO 63601.

Letters must be received by Dec. 15.

Forms will not be distributed to area schools this year.

The first series of “Letters to Santa” will appear in the Dec. 19-20 Weekend Edition of the Daily Journal and continue on Dec. 21 and Dec. 22.

Remember that “Letters to Santa” are typed as originally written by the children and will appear in the Daily Journal with all the misspellings and interesting turns of phrases that make them so much fun to read.

Of course, parents and grandparents — along with other family members — will want to pick up a copy or two of the Daily Journal to look up their child’s letter to Old Saint Nick. But every reader is sure to get a chuckle out of reading the letters, whether they personally know the children who wrote them or not.

Current copies of the print edition of Daily Journal including the letters to Santa are available anywhere the newspaper is sold in a rack or on a stand. To access the website log onto www.dailyjournalonline.com

Current and back copies of the print editions are available all Daily Journal offices in Park Hills, Farmington and Fredericktown.

Tory Gray, a pagination assistant at the Daily Journal, helps type up the always popular Letters to Santa, which will begin appearing in the paper on Dec. 19. 

Tory Gray, a pagination assistant at the Daily Journal, helps type up the always popular Letters to Santa, which will begin appearing in the paper on Dec. 19. 

Through the years, children’s “Letters to Santa” have proven to be one of the most popular special features to appear in the pages of the Daily Journal.

Through the years, children’s “Letters to Santa” have proven to be one of the most popular special features to appear in the pages of the Daily Journal.

Amy Patterson is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3616 or apatterson@dailyjournalonline.com.

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