Kids! Santa's waiting to receive your letters

Thursday, November 23, 2017
Santa Claus greets some of his fans at Thomas Magnet School in 2014.
Submitted photo

The Times-Gazette is again accepting and publishing letters from children to Santa Claus, a decades-old tradition in Bedford County.

Letters may be e-mailed to, mailed to Shelbyville Times-Gazette, P.O. Box 380, Shelbyville TN 37162, or brought by our offices at 323 East Depot Street. The deadline is noon Friday, Dec. 8, so that we have time to put the letters into our computer system and plan for the space to publish them. Please pay close attention to the deadline.

All letters must contain the child's full name.

Letters must have a return address (which will not be published).

Letters must be legible.

Letters should be the words of children, not their parents. We strongly discourage submitting letters on behalf of infants or children too young to understand the concept of writing to Santa.