Christmas Wishes of the Past

By Crystal Nash


December 21, 2023

The timeless tradition of writing letters to Santa Claus—while the world around us may change, some traditions endure. Take a walk down memory lane as you read through letters from past issues of the Lewis County Herald, and let the Christmas spirit warm your heart.

December 20, 1923

Dear Santa, Please visit me Christmas and bring me a wagon and some things to eat. Remember my four sisters Glena, Lela, Jessie, and Sue, and don’t forget mama and daddy. –Your little man, Edward Floyd Gobble

Dear Santa Claus, Please bring me a wagon, a peter rabitt, a big doll that says Mama and some little knive...

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