Dear Santa, Love Oregon
On the night before Christmas,
Santa mounted his sleigh.
The presents were packed;
Time to be underway!
The night air was chilly,
the hour was late—
When a letter came in from a faraway state.
Santa is all ready to leave on Christmas Eve, but last-minute letters are arriving from Oregon! From a little girl who is wishing for more sunshine to a beaver, meadowlark, and Chinook salmon all looking for a bit more attention, to the bears asking the reindeer for a play date, each letter contains a humorous request that gets even Santa chuckling. Even better, each letter comes tucked in its own pocket envelope with other delightful extras like cards, money for toll roads, and even a map of Oregon! How will Santa respond? It’s Oregon Christmas magic you’ll have to see!
We worried that none of the carols mention a GPS for your sleigh, so we’ve enclosed a map to our house. Please turn right at Astoria, fly over the Multnomah Falls, take a right at Sea Lion Caves, and steer towards the Painted Hills. If the police pull you over, we’ve included your fines. That happens to Daddy a lot.
Your loving and helpful friends,
Adam, Stephanie, Christin, and Heather Appleyard
P.S. Our house has a door and some windows. You can’t miss it.