Greetings from the kids

Posted: Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Another holiday tradition at the Peninsula Clarion is the publication of Christmas greetings from Kenai Peninsula children.

The kids' letters, drawings, poems, stories and Christmas wish lists are bound to bring a smile and a realization that kids do know the reason for the season.

As 9-year-old Dilian writes: "I don't need (presents) for Christmas. All I need is family. It's about giving and family. I love Christmas but not because of presents."

The wish list from 8-year-old Caleb goes well beyond youthful holiday dreams: "I wish that there were no wars in the world, because if there was no wars everyone would be happy. ... I wish that everybody had a family, then everybody would have someone to love them. I wish everybody could have a warm place to live, so when they get cold they can come inside."

It's easy to let the busy-ness of the holiday season steal your Christmas joy. Our hope is you will slow down long enough to enjoy the meaning of the holiday through the eyes of the peninsula's children.

Because of the vast number of submissions received for the holiday greetings section, not all of them could be printed. However, all entries can be found on the Clarion's Web site: Enjoy.

A peaceful and safe holiday to all of our readers.

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