The countdown to Christmas continues with simply 5 days left and Santa is already making wishes come true a little bit early in Richmond.
HOUSTON — Down the streets of Pecan Grove, you’ll be able to really feel and see the Christmas spirit, however an enormous purple mailbox at a home on Chapelwood Lane is absolutely serving to that Christmas spirit shine brighter than ever.
“I know that every year kids are like hey where’s that mailbox,” stated Mandy Hood.
For two years now, kids’s letters to Santa have been exhibiting up by the handfuls.
“This is actually this year,” stated Hood, as she confirmed the pile of Santa letters she’s gotten thus far.
Hood reads each single letter, every carrying a toddler’s wishes. Hood’s mission shouldn’t be solely writing every baby again but in addition going one step additional — she delivers a toy from every kid’s record to every household’s door. It’s her method of giving again.
“I’m not Santa, but I’m his helper,” stated Hood. “I just want to keep them believing as long as I can.”
She desires to ensure children do not lose religion in the magic of Christmas. It’s the reactions the mother and father ship her that make all of it price it.
“Let them imagine. Let them keep that imagination going and have fun with it,” stated Hood.
And with Christmas morning simply 5 days away, there are extra letters to get by. The clock is ticking.
“I still have a day job,” stated Hood. “But Santa has a few more runs for sure.”