Through the eyes of a child

Posted: Monday, December 24, 2001

There's another holiday tradition at the Peninsula Clarion: the publication of Christmas greetings from Kenai Peninsula children.

Their letters, drawings, poems, stories and Christmas wish lists are bound to bring a smile. Their questions to Santa may bring a belly laugh -- for example, "So, how's your family tree?"

Their wish lists reflect an understanding that it really is better to give than to receive: A new house for mom (because apartment rent went up $50), a shiny new car for dad, "the best computer in the whole entire universe" for brother.

Some of their requests will require a Christmas miracle to fulfill: "I want the world to be happy and I want the world to be peaceful." "If I could, I would let all the moms and dads get off work and let them spend time with their families." "Though I have really nothing on my Christmas list, I wish you could give the best of wishes to all the people in New York ... ."

Don't let the Grinch steal your Christmas joy. Take some time to enjoy the meaning of the holiday through the eyes of a child. Our hope is that all the Christmas dreams contained in the pages of this special section will become reality.

A peaceful and safe holiday to all of our readers.

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