Santa Claus is wait­ing for your let­ters, chil­dren!


Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODDRINKING - JU­NIOR BESTER

THERE is a fran­tic amount of ac­tiv­ity in the North Pole at the mo­ment as Fa­ther Christ­mas and his elves pre­pare for their busiest time of the year.

Next Satur­day is Christ­mas Eve when Fa­ther Christ­mas will be mak­ing a round trip de­liv­er­ing Christ­mas presents to chil­dren all over the world.

His trusted rein­deer and sleigh are rar­ing to go and mil­lions of let­ters from chil­dren have been pour­ing in.

As you can imag­ine the North Pole’s let­ter­box is get­ting very full. Here in SA, the Post Of­fice is do­ing its bit to en­sure the let­ters get there on time.

Mar­tie Gilchrist, the Post Of­fice’s spokes­woman, said: “Ev­ery year we re­ceive thou­sands of let­ters from chil­dren all over the Western Cape. This year we have al­ready re­ceived some and we are wait­ing for more.”

She said since there would be mil­lions of let­ters sent to Fa­ther Christ­mas, the Post Of­fice be­comes part of his team of lit­tle helpers by check­ing some of the let­ters first be­fore Fa­ther Christ­mas reads them him­self.

They do this to make sure enough toys are made and that there are no mis­takes.

Gilchrist said: “A lot of chil­dren have asked for many dif­fer­ent toys. We have so many let­ters le Po nu po dr Ch ar

LO­CAL: Let­ters to Santa from chil­dren in South Africa that the Post Of­fice is sort­ing out.

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