Monday, December 8, 2008

Dear Santa....

After I wrote the post about Josh and the Santa Dilemma, I was contacted by a Macy's representative telling me about the Macy's Believe program.

This year Macy's wants everyone to embrace the holiday spirit of love and charity.

Macy's stores all over the country have special mailboxes for letters to Santa. All you have to do is have your kids write a letter to Santa, affix postage and address it to Santa at the North Pole. Macy's will deliver the letters and donate $1 for every letter received up to $1,000,000 to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

I know what I'll be doing with the kids this week!

I really love this idea, even more so now with Josh "on the brink." We can write a letter together and then post it at Macy's. I know Josh will have fun writing the letter -- I've already found several little "Dear Santa" notes around the house. And supports a good cause!

The site is pretty cool too. You can download stationary to write your letter, read the famous letter from Virginia to the Editor of the New York Sun, and his wonderfully, beautiful reply (something I need to keep on hand to help explain things when Josh starts asking again).

There is even a "Be Claus" feature where you can upload your own photo and turn yourself into Santa Claus! I tried to do it, but my first picture was too big and my second too small.

I'll give it another go and try again. If I can get it to work, I'll repost!


  1. I was going to tell you about that. Can't remember where I saw that Macy's was doing that. But you found out anyway.

    I didn't know about the clausing yourself though, have to go check that out. My grandson would get a kick out of that.

  2. That is such a wonderful thing! If I can't get the kids to write letters to Santa, I may have to write one myself. :)

    The letter is awesome and brought some tears to my eyes. I have printed it out for the kids to read.

  3. wow you must be pretty famous for macy's to contact you lol :)

    i heard about this on the radio too and i think it's such a GREAT idea! i wonder what my mom did what all the notes i wrote santa when i was a kid.. hmmmm...

    can't wait until adrien can write a note to santa!

    i bet it'll help josh out so much!


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