Just Discovered: A 100-Year-Old Letter to Santa
The spirit of Christmas is alive and well. A letter to Santa from 1911 was just found in a fireplace in Dublin. Photo: Flickr/seishin17
The spirit of Christmas is alive and well. A 100-year-old letter to Santa was just found in a fireplace in Dublin, Ireland. And though the page looks a little scorched, it remained intact enough to be readable.
It was written by a brother and sister, Hannah and Fred Howard who were 10 and 7 at the time respectively. The pair asked for gifts like a baby doll, a pair of gloves, a toffee apple, a gold penny, and a silver sixpence (which is a coin in case you didn’t know). Along with the two’s specific requests, the kiddies also wished Santa luck, reports IrishTimes.com. Sooo adorable, right?
You can see a picture of the actual letter here.
It's quite charming what children used to wish for back in 1911. When Sarah Yang, The Bump's editorial assistant, was little, she wanted a life-size Barbie doll, and when I was ten, I longed for concert tickets to see Debbie Gibson. Ha! These days, my nephew (who’s only six years old), asked for an iPad and a Nintendo 3DS. How times have changed! When we were kids, none of us would've ever thought to ask for candied fruit, warming gear and coins.
What was on your holiday wishlist when you were a kid?
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