“Santa Baby… I really do believe in you. Let’s see if you believe in me.”
As you may have guessed I am a fan of writing letters. 🙂
So when I saw a Macy’s commercial that involved writing letters to Santa and dropping them off in a gigantic red Santa mailbox, well my ears perked up. Their one word motto? Believe.
Here’s how it works. For every stamped letter that someone drops off for Santa, Macy’s will donate a dollar to the Make-A-Wish Foundation (up to one million dollars). I love this!
As of this morning 368,710 letters have been collected.
Here’s the thing. I know the commercial and site show little cartoon children reaching up to the mail slot to ship off their letters—and it’s a magical idea. Kids love writing letters to Santa and dropping them off in a special mailbox will make the experience feel real.
This got me thinking about the last time I wrote a letter to Santa.
I am not sure how old I was exactly, but I was old enough to suspect that my mother or one of my older brothers were really the ones responding to my notes. I was old enough to keep sneaking out of my bedroom to try and catch one of them in the act—pen in one hand, chocolate chip cookie in the other. I think it was the last year of being a kid where I was straddling innocence and maturity—wanting to believe Santa exists, but knowing he probably didn’t.
It’s the age where many of us lose that child-like sense of wonder.
So what if we could all just let the child in us believe this holiday season?
If you could write a letter to Santa, what would you ask for?
Why not write the letter? Why not go and send it in the Santa mail? Something tells me it will spark a little hope and a little smile the moment you release your deepest desire to good ole St. Nick.
Who knows? Maybe you’ll get your wish… but even if you don’t, you’ll be helping someone else’s come true.
It doesn’t get much better than that.