It’s the time of the year when children are on their best behavior as they write letters to Santa to request everything on their Christmas list. Here are “Dear Santa” letters that will warm your heart and make you smile.
Dear Santa: Please help my twin sister
An eight-year-old boy’s “Dear Santa” letter gained a lot of attention after his mother posted it online in September. His request was selfless: He wanted help to stop the kids from bullying his overweight twin sister at school. He also wrote that he didn’t want toys anymore, but he wanted his sister to get everything on her wish list instead.
Here is the cleaned-up letter via CNN:
My mom said to send you a Christmas list. I wanted a remote control car and helicopter but I do not want that anymore. Kids at school are still picking on Amber and it is not fair because she does not do anything to them and it makes me mad. I prayed they would stop, but God is busy and I need your help. Is it against the rules to give up gifts early? Can you ask Big Time Rush to come to Amber’s birthday party? It will make her so happy. If you do not get them to come that is fine, just get her everything she asked for.
PS — My mom throws the best birthday parties. You can come if you want.
Dear Santa: You can skip me
This kid asked that Santa give gifts to the kids on the coast instead because they needed more help. The only request: “Say hi to the elfs and give the reindeer some carrots.” Touching!
Dear Santa: Can you give me advice?
This honest and cute letter is from Mia, who admits that she tries to be good but it doesn’t always happen. All Mia wants is some wisdom from Santa.
Dear Santa: Gifts to the world
This little girl has two requests: She wants Santa to make her acting dream come true, and she also wants everyone in the world to get what they asked for.
Dear Santa: Hook it up!
This kid kept it simple and straight to the point in this humorous letter. Only three words were needed: Hook it up!
Dear Santa: Please give my toys away
This six-year-old girl wrote a letter to Santa requesting that her gifts be given to children who would not receive any for Christmas. Instead of gifts, she wants to participate in a walk for charity to raise money for children with cancer.
Dear Santa: You don’t have to bring me gifts
This kid gives Santa a free pass at giving out presents this year because her dad is buying the Christmas gifts. And she doesn’t want to offend Santa in the process, pointing out that it’s not nice to call him “big jolly fat.”
Dear Santa: Please bring gifts for my uncle
This little girl is more concerned about her uncle receiving “grown-up” gifts from Santa than receiving toys for herself.
This is a special christmas cos we have our uncle saied staying from iran and he hasnt had a christmas before, cos they dont have xmas in iran only new year. It would be lovely if you could send a big sack of grownup presents for him too.
— Laylee, 8, Middlesbrough, England
Dear Santa: My mom can have my presents
This is a touching letter from a child who recognizes that her mom works hard. She wants her mom to receive all of her gifts from Santa instead.
Dear Santa, I would love all the presents I asked for but my mom deserves them more. I have been getting presents all year from my mom and she works hard to get them for me. My mom doesn’t know how much I love her that’s why I want her to have all my presents. Love, Victoria
— Victoria, 12, Syracuse, New York
Dear Santa: Help the homeless children
It’s always touching when kids think about others before themselves, especially during Christmas.
Can you please help the homeless children have a good Christmas with at least something really good to eat and maybe a small toy for them to love.
— Andrew, 7, South Hadley, Massachusetts
Dear Santa: Boys will be boys
Henry knows that Santa can empathize with him since boys stick together.
I have tried to be good Santa, but boys will be boys. You must know that cuz you are a boy.
— Henry, 8, Manchester, England