At the start of the month, the San Diego County Library Imperial Beach branch put out a mini mailbox for letters to Santa for local children.
“Everyday we get more and more and the requests get more and more expensive for Santa,” said Perla Flores.
Here are a few items children requested:
- Pogo stick, shark helmet and trampoline
- iPod, clothes and shoes
- Barbie clothes and accessories
- artist training colors, good quality painting brushes and iPad
- “I would like some milk and cookies, apple juice and peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and maybe a bike.”
- Smurf movie and presents
- “I want a Ninentdo DS. I also want to stay up late. I also want everything thats on TV and $60.”
- Skinny jeans and a skateboard
- Puppy and a Barbie house
- Mario game 3DS
- Play Station 3 and Call of Duty
- A real life pony I can ride outside my home
- Tiny little things
- “I want a Curious George book. I don't know if I’ve been good or bad. That's for you to decide.”
Some adults have also asked Santa for presents too, said librarian June Engel, like the request for "a time machine and immunity from the law." A request for "piece of mind and a car" is also thought to have been from an adult.
Children's words of advice for Santa:
- “Don't forget to polish Rudolph’s nose.”
- “Be nice to the elves.”
- “Keep doing what you're doing.”
- “Thanks for last year’s presents. I love you Santa.”