Dear Santa,

The children of Amador County have been so good this year. We know you received their letters and are preparing for a long journey around the world on Christmas Eve. Thank you for letting us know you received their letters, and especially for returning them back to us, so that we can share their Christmas wishes with our readers. We know that they will inspire laughter, warm hearts and holiday cheer.

At this time of year, with not only the craziness of holiday preparations, but the worry of a particularly strange and tough year, it’s easy to lose sight of the simple pleasures. These letters have reminded us how important it is to remember the Christmas season through the eyes of a child, with all the magic and wonderment of the holidays inspiring awe and joy.

We wish you a Merry Christmas, and we thank you for subscribing to the Ledger Dispatch. We count ourselves lucky to have Santa Claus, himself, as a dedicated reader.

Love,

The Ledger Dispatch