Sharpen your pencil to write your letter to Santa

Jayce, Carleai, Charlie, Louis and Rosie were all busy writing their letters to Santa.
Jayce, Carleai, Charlie, Louis and Rosie were all busy writing their letters to Santa.

With just over three weeks to go until Christmas, Forbes Shire Council is urging children to get their letters to Santa as soon as possible so he can check he has all of those gifts in stock and send a reply to each and every one.

"Santa is always very careful with his gift-giving to ensure he is being fair to all children in the Forbes Shire," Forbes Shire Council General Manager, Steve Loane said.

"It has been a particularly difficult year for some students with home-schooling and now the floods preventing time together with friends.

"Council has partnered up with Santa to provide letter templates and a post box located in the reception area of the Forbes Council Administration Building. We encourage the children to tell Santa how they have been good this year.

"This simple activity is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and bring back traditional communication methods of letter writing, which has quickly disappeared from our society," Mr. Loane said.

"We want to bring back the excitement of receiving a letter in the mail, especially from Santa!"

Santa requires all letters to be posted prior to December 20 to ensure a reply.

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