It’s the time of year when Santa Claus makes his list and checks it twice.
To help the big guy, Mountain Brook’s Public Works Department has set up Santa’s mailboxes in town so children can send letters directly to the North Pole.
The mailboxes are located in Mountain Brook and Crestline villages, including at Smith’s Variety, the Chamber of Commerce office at City Hall, Gilchrist and Swoop.
According to Public Works Director Ronnie Howard, the mailboxes have been a Mountain Brook holiday tradition for about 20 years.
“It seems there is always much excitement in the community concerning the special mailboxes for letters to Santa,” Howard said.
While the city is charged with posting them around town, the rest is up to the magic of Christmas.
“We are not sure how many letters are passed along to Santa,” he said. “We’re not sure how he receives them. It could be an elf, we just don’t know.”
Letters will be collected through Dec. 23, and those who send a letter can expect a response from the big guy himself.
– Emily Williams