This is the time when Santa and his helpers usually come out to talk with children, see if they’re being honest about which list they’re on, and asking them what they’d like under the tree or in their stocking.
This year, however, things are different. In order to make sure that all the elves and helpers are able to bring Christmas to all the children around the world during the pandemic, he needs to make sure that all of his family stays healthy.
So this year, Santa won’t be coming to the Lodi Valley to talk with our children in person (that’s only a formality anyway; he already knows). However, he wants to be sure that everyone gets the opportunity to talk to him. So… Santa has given Lodi a special mailbox–just for letters to him.
The Lodi Police Department–knowing how important these letters are–has graciously agreed to mount this very special mailbox at the entrance to the police station. All the officers are watching over it to make sure that every letter is kept safe so the Post Office can deliver them to Santa.
If you want to send a letter to Santa, you can put it in the special mailbox at the Lodi Police department. It’s painted Santa red, so you can’t miss it.
A couple things to remember when writing to Santa:
- Make sure to include your address so he knows where to deliver the presents (there are over seven billion people in the world, and a lot of them might have your name; we want to make Santa’s job easy).
- Think of others. This year has been bad for many families and they might not be able to buy presents. The only presents those children may get will come from Santa. Instead of asking for something for yourself, maybe ask Santa to give some happiness to someone who needs it more.
A Lodi native, Blaze attended the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay where he graduated with a degree in theatre technology & design. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and the world–including a 6-year stint in China. He has been a teacher, a writer, a designer, and is the founder of the Redleaf Consulting Group.