Editor’s note: Twelve-year-old Lindsay Baker, a seventh-grader at St. Margaret Mary School in Winter Park, is this year’s winner of our Letter to Santa Contest.
The gift I most want to give this year is a book. This choice might seem a little odd, but in my perspective, not at all. Reading a book is like traveling into a different world, while sitting on a sofa or chair. A book is a gift you can open again and again. People find similarities with the characters and treat them like old friends when the book is reopened.
Some children (and teens) need an adventure right about now. In this world, it’s hard to escape all of our worries. When you read, all your problems float away. I would like to give that wonderful sensation to a child who really needs it this year.
Thank you Santa Claus, for reading this. Please, open a book, and see where it takes you. Say “hello” to the Mrs. for me!