Santa letters have been a staple in the Standard-Radio Post for decades. These timeless rituals remind readers that no matter how much the world changes or how ugly it seems, children’s imaginations, innocence and desire for toys remain constant.
Gillespie County children asked for popular toys such as Elf on a Shelf, iPads, Tablets, Xbox One, Wii Us, Legos, Shopkins, Pokemon Cards and Wubble Bubble Balls.
Toys specific to the Hill Country’s young residents were ATVs, BB guns and bows and arrows.
First and second graders at Fredericksburg Elementary School peppered Santa with questions like “Do you eat penguins for Thanksgiving?” and “What is Mrs. Claus’ first name?”
Many children wanted to know Santa’s favorite reindeer and elf. Others wanted to know how he managed to fly all over the world in one night.