Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dear Santa... (See Jane Plead With Santa)


My mom called me yesterday to read a letter she found that I wrote to Santa as a kid.  We both laughed so hard that we cried as she read it out loud to me over the phone.  As an adult, it's easy to lose sight of the excitement of Christmas and the holiday season; I know I'm guilty of sighing to others, 'ugh, I'm so busy right now and this time of year is so crazy" but sometimes you need to take a step back, soak it in and maybe even revert back to childhood (I think this was 2nd grade) for a minute.

A couple things about this letter:

  • Clearly, I was pulling the guilty/admission stunt so that Santa would have some pity on my naughty self.
  • I'm still waiting on that Nintendo.
  • Santa always wrote me back (and his handwriting was awfully similar to my Dad's...)
  • Mom, why don't you still hang my 'paper-shavings' wreath up in your house?
Do you have any funny holiday memories from your childhood?

45 comments

  1. Oh my God I'm dying!! It's actually beyond adorable that you say what your sister wants and that she's been better than you. But it just. so. happens. that you guys want the same thing. Hmm... Suspicious!

    XO,
    Doux Rousse
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  2. that was SO hysterical!! i love child ramblings and you sound like such s funny little girl! this needs to be framed!

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  3. This is SO cute! I love it!!! Hilarious :)

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  4. HAHA! I LOVE this!! One year my sister and I asked for pictures of the reindeer to prove Santa was real, and we got one of Rudolph ;)
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  5. This is the cutest letter to Santa, Anna Jane! Love how your Mom kept it (just like my Mom keeps things). Whata great memory.. thanks for sharing! :)

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!

    P.S. Super Nintendo was the best, wasn't it?

    xx
    Jen
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  6. this is the most adorable thing I've ever read.

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  7. That note is ALL KINDS of amazing! Whoa! I love that you shared it... my kiddos are helping me remember the magic of the season (they are 4 & 7) and seriously the holidays couldn't be more fun because of them. Kids rock.

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  8. Haha oh my gosh I loved reading this so much! Christmas was so magical as a child, and it is important to understand it's magic today! Thanks for the Christmas spirit.

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  9. This is SO nice...my children also write letters to Santa...they still believe!!!

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  10. This is beyond adorable. What a seriously wonderful letter. Reminds me of the magic of christmas :)

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  11. this is adorable! i'm not sure my childhood self would have been so keen to admit that my sister was the better behaved of the pair... although it was the truth too! :)

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  12. Anna, this is the CUTEST thing I've ever read! How fun to hear now and it's so special that your mom saved it!
    xo Josie
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  13. Oh my goodness what a fantastic letter. Thanks for the laugh! I always got a letter back from Santa as well and half the years he had writing like Mum's and all the others the writing greatly resembled that of my dad. They must have thought they were pretty sneaky!

    SHF
    thechroniclesofs.blogspot.com

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  14. this is the cutest thing I have ever seen!!! thank you for sharing this - what a fantastic thing to read to start my morning!

    xx

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  15. That is hilarious!! I love that your mom saved it. I especially love the part where you tell him to HELP HIMSELF but then ask that he not eat all the candy and hopes that he understands. Haha- love it! I completely agree- it's so important to remember the magic and excitement of the holidays that we felt as children!

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  16. i'm dying! what the hell are "computer shavings"?! i love the "PS. PS. here is a piece of paper for your to write me back."

    this is too funny!

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  17. How funny and cute!! This was a good reminder to get in the spirit and just laugh a little and be happy =)

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  18. This has got to be the cutest post ever!

    I don't have any of these since our letters were usually tied to a balloon and let go into the air to find their way to Santa.

    B

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  19. This is so cute! Gotta love the Mom's who save their children's letters.

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  20. o my goodness this was absolutely precious...my dad saves these too!

    grace
    http://herumbrella.com

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  21. This might be the cutest thing I've ever read. Little Anna is absolutely adorable (as is adult Anna) :)
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  22. This is brilliant! How sweet of your mum to keep it for you. Thanks for sharing, it's adorable.

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  23. my fondest christmas was when i got a nintendo 64 in 1996! best gift, ever. the surprise on our faces must have been the best. this is absolutely adorable!! i love the postscript :)

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  24. OMG that is just THE cutest ever!!!

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  25. I just read that outloud to my mom, and we are seriously laughing so hard we are crying! I hope she has one of mine so I can post it on mine. Great work!

    Xoxo,

    Josephine

    http://dayiinthelife.blogspot.com/

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  26. This was the best thing I've seen all day. No, all week. SO awesome. THANK YOU Anna's mom for saving this and thank you Miss Anna for sharing : ) Aw, memories!

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  27. This is flippin hilarious! I love the part "gee I hope you don't get mad" hahaha

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  28. This is such a wonderful thing to share. Thanks for doing so.

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  29. omg-you were a great writer even back then. just told my mom about this because i knew she'd get a kick out of it. i love this so much-what a fun thing your parents kept!

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  30. This is so amazing Anna! I think my favorite parts are the "PROBABLY!" and also the multiple attempts at writing a cursive "D" - haha, SO cute!

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  31. I'm literally dying of laughter. LOLLL That's so awesome that your mom kept your letter to Santa hahaha <3

    XOXO
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  32. This is insanely adorable!!! haha!! Reminds me of my notes to Santa and plates of cookies (love the Help Yourself!) ;)) xx

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  33. Oh my god!!! That's the cutest thing I've read in a while!! Sooo sweet. ;)
    I hope Santa gives you everything you are wishing for this Christmas.
    xoxo
    Angi from Wonderful and Marvelous

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  34. That is so adorable! It makes me want to go through all the boxes of my old stuff at my parent's house.

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  35. You're blog is fantstic!!!!
    Compliments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I'm taking inspiration for my future shopping!!

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  36. i love this! my mom sent me one i wrote last year and we all died laughing over it. i also begged for a super nintendo or a sega in mine - so we were on the same christmas page :)

    so hilarious. i like how you let him know not to eat the candy with plastic wrap on it.

    merry christmas!

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  37. Hahaha oh my gosh this made my day! That is seriously amazing - I love the confession of being bad and being so-o-o sorry!

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  38. So adorable! I love the P.P.S about you leaving him paper. So thoughtful! :)

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  39. every year, "Santa" wrote us a letter and hung it on our tree. I discovered Santa wasn't real when I finally realized that his handwriting was exactly the same as my Mom's. I still think it's funny (and maybe a little sad) that as a young kid, I could come to such a logical conclusion.

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  40. This is the best blog post I've read in my life, period. haha How cute AND hilarious!

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  41. aww this is SO cute!! i loved your little signature at the end :)

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  42. This is the sweetest letter! It made me laugh. So cute!

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