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Dear Santa: Children's Christmas Letters and Wish Lists, 1870 - 1920 (Hardcover)
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This charming book transcribes letters to Santa, from kids asking for cashmere dresses & fancy doll houses to kids who are orphans and want shoes or nuts. An exploration of both the holiday and the history of our country. [sweet pea]— From Dear Santa: Children's Christmas Letters and Wish Lists, 1870-1920
This first-ever collection of children's letters to Santa—written between 1870 and 1920—presents more than 100 charming missives, each one yet more endearing. Along with its vintage charm, timeless sentiments, and non-denominational perspective, this heartwarming book is filled with historical discoveries that will delight everyone who loves this holiday ritual. Dear Santa is a celebration of one of Christmas's most enduring traditions, and a tribute to the millions of households that keep it alive.
About the Author
J. Harmon Flagstone is a specialist in 19th-century American literature. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Mary Harrell-Sesniak is a genealogist, historian, and author based in Houston, Texas.