Craig Craig’s youth stopped by the Craig Daily Press office Wednesday afternoon to get a last word in with Santa Claus before he takes his trip around the world.
The Daily Press hosted Letters to Santa, offering the opportunity to visit and get pictures taken with Father Christmas and his wife, and drop off letters with any last-minute requests for St. Nick.
Letters to Santa 2013
The Craig Daily Press, Bank of Colorado, Quality Plus 1 Hour Photo and Walgreens sponsored Letters to Santa on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Craig Daily Press offices. Local children could stop by and enjoy snacks and hot chocolate after visiting and taking pictures with Santa. They also dropped off letters for St. Nick.
Hundreds turned up for the event with all the festive Santa-related results.
Abby Turner practically galloped up to Mr. Claus and leapt onto his lap before realizing she needed to wait for her younger sister Reagan. Abby's excitement was understandable, though, since she was expecting to see one of Santa’s helpers, not the real deal.
After he found out she wanted a Princess Barbie, Santa made sure to ask if Abby had a clean room and was being good. An enthusiastic nod of the head, and she was assured, “We’ll see if we can make that happen for you,” Santa said.
Others thought it was one of Santa’s helpers but weren’t disappointed by his visit. They knew the big guy is in the heart of his busy season at the North Pole for another week.
“He’s got to make lots of toys for people all around the world still,” Aiden Piatt said.
Aiden visited Santa along with his older brother Dennis and younger sister Lexi, all of whom dropped off their letters for Kris Kringle’s consideration.
“We all wrote down three things we wanted from" Santa, Dennis said.
For others, just seeing Santa’s jolly face was enough. Keira Linton said she didn’t talk about much during her time with him, but she felt confident that with her letter in his possession, a good Christmas is on the way.
“It was good,” Keira said, while nodding that she dropped off a Christmas list for Claus to peruse.
Contact Nate Waggenspack at 970-875-1795 or nwaggenspack@CraigDailyPress.com.