The Gazette-Journal’s Christmas Greetings section will be included in the Dec. 24 newspaper and once again we hope to print as many letters to Santa as we receive from local children.
We ask that you send along your letters to Santa to us no later than the previous Thursday, Dec. 17 so that we can include them in the section. Letters can be mailed to Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal, P.O. Box 2060, Gloucester, Va. 23061; dropped off at our Gloucester or Mathews offices, or sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure your child includes his or her age, and the community in which you live.
Normally our Christmas Greetings section also includes photos of youngsters with Santa Claus at his various stops in Gloucester and Mathews counties. This year, with COVID-19 restrictions in place, those face-to-face meetings seem unlikely.
In place of those photos, we invite children to submit holiday artwork along with their letters—drawings of Santa and Mrs. Claus, Christmas trees, Rudolph and Santa’s other reindeer, candy canes, snowmen and women, wreaths, bells, etc. We’d love to feature the work of our community’s budding young artists.