on the Christmas tradition of children writing letters to Santa (from the Wiki):
+social scientists have found that boys and girls write different types of letters. Girls generally write longer but more polite lists and express the nature of Christmas more in their letters than in letters written by boys.
+Canada Post has a special postal code for letters to Santa Claus, and since 1982 over 13,000 Canadian postal workers have volunteered to write responses.
+in Britain it is tradition to burn the Christmas letters on the fire so that they would be magically transported by the wind to the North Pole.
+in Mexico and other Latin American countries, besides using the mail, sometimes children wrap their letters to a small helium balloon, releasing them into the air so Santa magically receives them.
+children from Great Britain, Poland and Japan are the busiest writers.
Friday, 25 December 2009