The Post office has a couple different promotions like that around here. I recalled reading (unfortunately) a big scandal involving this practice because one of the "Santas" who was replying to the children's letters was a convicted sex offender.
Originally Posted by mcimerring
"I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys." ~Charles Dickens