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Drop off your Santa letter today

By Don Fennell

Published 2:38 PST, Mon December 6, 2021

Time is ticking, but there’s still a few days for Richmond kids to get their letters off to Santa.

As long as they’re postmarked by this Friday (Dec. 10), Canada Post will ensure your letter arrives in the North Pole and into the hands of jolly ol’ Saint Nick so he can reply before Christmas. Letter should be addressed to:

Santa Claus

North Pole



The Steveston Community Association is also offering a helping hand, inviting kids to drop off their letters at the Steveston Community Centre by 2 p.m. this Thursday (Dec. 9). 

A fictional character, the image of the portly, jolly, white-bearded Santa became popular in North America in the 19th century following the 1823 poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” But, in fact, Saint Nicholas (as Santa is also sometimes known) was a real fourth century Greek Christian bishop of Myra in what is now modern-day Turkey. He was famous for his generous gifts to the poor. 

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