Requests for Santa

For me, it’s so interesting to see what presents children wanted from Santa in years past. This time, we go back more than 100 years to 1915 Frederick County to read letters for Santa printed in The News: "Dear Old Santa Claus: I have been a good little boy all summer and I think I... Continue Reading →

‘Santa Claus Mail’

On Christmas Eve in 1900, The News (Frederick) printed children’s letters to Santa Claus: Arthur Pue Gorman Ridgely, 3, requested that Santa bring him “a little dog and a story book and some candy, oranges and nuts.” In his letter, he reassured Santa that he would appreciate his gifts: “I will be glad and thankful,”... Continue Reading →

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