Santa's waiting for your letters

Saturday, December 8, 2007
(T-G Photo by David Melson)

As it has for decades, the Times-Gazette is once again publishing children's letters to Santa during the holiday season.

Letters are now being accepted at or by mail at Letters to Santa, Shelbyville Times-Gazette, P.O. Box 380, Shelbyville, TN 37162.

E-mail is encouraged, but be sure to include a return postal mailing address if you want a response.

"Santa letters are a holiday tradition around here," said City Editor John I. Carney, whose annual interview with Santa Claus is published in the last T-G issue before Christmas. "Putting these letters together, and publishing them so that Santa can read them quickly and easily, is a labor of love for us."

Members of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program will assist with the program; those who write in early enough, and who include a legible return address, will receive a response in the mail. The U.S. Postal Service helps make possible the sending of responses.

Letters must be received by noon Friday in order to be published in the T-G; the deadline for submitting letters if you wish to receive a response may be different depending on the number of letters received and the number of participating volunteers.

Unfortunately, the newspaper cannot be responsible for late, lost or illegible letters, and we reserve the right not to publish letters that would be inappropriate or embarrassing.

Letters are already being published in the T-G.