Yes, Virginia, Santa wants your letters - and the Tyler Paper will help deliver them.
From now until Dec. 20, the newspaper will accept children's letters to Santa. Not only will we forward them to the Big Guy himself, we'll also publish them in a special section before Christmas. Letters can be mailed or emailed.
The Tyler Morning Telegraph has a long-standing tradition of handling letters to Santa. Historically, newspapers always have sided with the Man in Red.
"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus ... He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy," wrote Francis Church, of the New York Sun in 1897.
That was in reply to Virginia O'Hanlon, who was told by her father, "If you see it in The Sun, it's so."
Children in East Texas also will be able to see their own letters.
To submit Christmas wishes, requests, drawings and observations, simply either email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Santa, care of the Tyler Paper, 410 W. Erwin St., Tyler, Texas, 75702.
For more information, call 903-596-6291.