Friday, December 10, 2010

Have Your Written Yours?

I love that my mom saved these. She had them framed to hang on the wall. Here is my first letter, I am guessing I wrote this around age 6 or 7.

Okay, I have no idea why I wanted a wagon. I never remember wanting a wagon. I always wanted a pony!! I think the other item I drew was a desk and chair? I can't tell from the scribbled on drawing. But a desk would make sense, seeing how much I love furniture now, I'm sure the obsession had to start when I was a child!

Judging by the slightly better penmanship, this one was probably written several years later.

Obviously I was trying to butter up the old man in red, telling him his reindeer are beautiful and that I love him very much. But I'll admit his reindeer are beautiful!

I have no idea who Scarlett is. I never had a pet named Scarlett and by then my imaginary friend had moved on. Ah, the lost mysteries of childhood.....

Do you have any of your childhood letters to Santa? Or have you kept any of your children's? I think it is a wonderful tradition. Don't let them send Santa an email or a text message~ help them write him a letter! It not only encourages handwriting in children, even if they can only draw the pictures, you can write their words. Hand written letters seem to be a long-lost art these days. Which reminds me, I need to get my Christmas cards out......

Santa Claus is coming to town!



Polly said...

I am smiling from ear to ear right now! This post is precious! You are sooo lucky to have these memories! Your mom did good!! Is is driving you crazy trying to figure out who the heck Scarlett is/was?!?!

Thanks for sharing!! Sooooo cute!!



Desert Rose said...

How beautiful...your mom was wise to save these for such precious memories!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Ahhh...what a sweet post Michelle. I don't think I ever wrote a letter to Santa, I'll have to ask my mom. I like your drawing of the cat...very cute :)

Sares said...

So cool you have these. I don;t have any of mine. Maybe we mailed them. Maybe Scarlett was your imaginary reindeer!

Lindsay said...

Love this!! And I love your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine HUGS

Firefly Hill said...

how wonderful that you have these...they are very sweet! i don't think i have anything like that from my childhood...unless it is in a box somewhere.