A woman sobbed after discovering a letter her grandfather wrote to Santa 85 years ago. The letter was written in 1937, when the woman’s grandfather was still a boy, and includes a hand-drawn King George VI stamp on the envelope. She has no idea whether her grandfather’s wish was granted. “Dear Santa Claus,” the letter begins. Christmas will be here in ten days. When you call, all of the little girls and boys at school, as well as those who are ill, will be happier and more aware.
“I’d like a Meccano set, and I’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas.” Frank Hornby founded Meccano in Liverpool, England in 1989. Since the company’s inception ten years ago, it has appeared on thousands of Christmas wish lists. Its products are now available on Amazon, Sainsbury’s Smyths Toys Superstore, and Argos. The woman’s Reddit post drew a lot of attention.
“In 1937, my grandfather wrote a letter to Santa.” “I only discovered these a few days ago,” she wrote. “My mother was going through my grandmother’s belongings, and it was in the envelope with a bunch of poems and letters in a small bag.” “I’m not sure how they’re in such good shape.” Many Reddit users praised her grandfather’s ‘beautiful’ handwriting, while others praised her grandfather’s Christmas request.
“You can tell he used his best handwriting and polite language, which is adorable.” “Good choice!” said another. It was the first Lego Technic set, and it predated the Erector set.” “You should frame it,” a third person suggested, “and then you’ll have an awesome decoration to hang up at Christmas that your kids and grandkids will have as well.” What are your thoughts on the matter? Tell us in the comments, and SHARE this story with your friends and family!