Minot Parks Santa Mail System
MINOT – Not everyone who writes a letter to Santa gets the privilege of a return letter, but the Minot Park District has set up a system where you might just get one.
Madeline Knutson, multi-media coordinator for Minot Parks, said there is a mailbox by the parking lot at the Scandinavian Park and one on Main Street next to the big Christmas tree.
“You can bring a letter to Santa, you just put it in our mailbox, and you can expect to receive a letter back from Santa sometime before Christmas,” Knutson explained.
Letters must be in by December 12 at 8 p.m. with a legible name and return address.
This being the park district’s third year of setting up Santa’s Mailbox, Knutson said there are usually around 250 letters every year.
“Every year we do it we get more letters,” said Knutson, who has been a part of setting it up every year. “It’s really fun to give back to the community in that way.”
Though most of the letters are from younger children, Knutson said she’s seen letters from a wide variety of children and adults. Requests from the kids vary as well.
“It’s all over the place,” Knutson laughed.
The mailboxes are built by Minot Parks’ maintenance department.
Knutson said there will be an event at Polaris Park December 9 from 4-7 p.m., where there will be supplies for kids to write letters to Santa.