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put their letters to Santa in the mailbox located
at 23 Freeman Court in Windham.
As Windham Eagle reporter, Elizabeth Richards stated in an article she wrote last Christmas season, Santa needs a little help gathering stories and answering letters. In that article, Richards introduced Windham residents, Joanne Mattiace and Maggie Terry, who had set up a festive holiday display outside their home, complete with a mailbox to collect letters for Santa. And, they are continuing this joyful service again this year.
The couple encourages children to write letters telling Santa what Christmas means to them. Children who dropped off letters will receive a personalized response.
“I really think that Maggie and I focus on charity at Christmas time because we adopted a young boy years ago…and Christmas has meant a lot to him,” Mattiace said. “Everybody needs a little holiday cheer, whether you’re Christian or Jewish or whatever, whether you’re old or young, straight or gay. We all just need to be a little kinder to each other,” she said.
If your child or if you know of a child who wants to write a letter to Santa and receive a personalized response from his helpers, drop off a letter in Santa’s mailbox that sits at 23 Freeman Court in Windham. Due to the potential influx of letters, the last day that Santa’s helpers will be receiving mail to Santa will be December 19th.