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GOOD: Christmas Made in China

Christmas is a consumer bonanza, but where do all these products that flood December come from? The answers China. From fake Christmas trees and ornaments to iPhones and XBoxes, China has become, for all intents and purposes, our North Pole. GOOD unwraps the numbers.

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GOOD: Christmas Made in China

Christmas is a consumer bonanza, but where do all these products that flood December come from? The answers China. From fake Christmas trees and ornaments to iPhones and XBoxes, China has become, for all intents and purposes, our North Pole. GOOD unwraps the numbers.

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Kids Can Mail Letters to Santa at Middletown Post Office

I was over at the Route 35  Middletown Post Office the other day, picking up stamps so that my wife and I could send out our Christmas cards (sorry if you didn’t make the list). While waiting for her to finish the purchase I noticed in the entry lobby, this little, red, old fashioned mail box marked North Pole(pictured above).

If I hadn’t happened to look down, I would not have seen it. It is positioned about 6 inches off the floor at a perfect hight for any child younger than 7 years old.  
I really thought that this was a terrific idea. Can you think of any better way in which to get your little ones excited for Santa’s arrival, then letting them write and mail their own letters to the “Big Guy”?
Unfortunately, I didn’t think to ask the Post Master what happened to the letters after the were placed in the mailbox. I don’t know if they are opened and read, or if  Santa’s elves will answer some of the wishes of the more needy children, it certainly would be nice if that were the case. 
I just thought that it was a nice holiday, kid friendly jesture by the people at the Middletown Post Office.

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Kids Can Mail Letters to Santa at Middletown Post Office

I was over at the Route 35  Middletown Post Office the other day, picking up stamps so that my wife and I could send out our Christmas cards (sorry if you didn’t make the list). While waiting for her to finish the purchase I noticed in the entry lobby, this little, red, old fashioned mail box marked North Pole(pictured above).

If I hadn’t happened to look down, I would not have seen it. It is positioned about 6 inches off the floor at a perfect hight for any child younger than 7 years old.  
I really thought that this was a terrific idea. Can you think of any better way in which to get your little ones excited for Santa’s arrival, then letting them write and mail their own letters to the “Big Guy”?
Unfortunately, I didn’t think to ask the Post Master what happened to the letters after the were placed in the mailbox. I don’t know if they are opened and read, or if  Santa’s elves will answer some of the wishes of the more needy children, it certainly would be nice if that were the case. 
I just thought that it was a nice holiday, kid friendly jesture by the people at the Middletown Post Office.

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Filed under children, Christmas, holidays, Letters to Santa, mailbox, Middletown Post Office, North Pole, Santa Clause, the Big Guy