Writing letters to Santa Claus was a part of the celebration in the Christmas season. Kids love to mail the list of things they want from Santa. For the little bunnies, Santa is a saint who brings lots of gifts and surprises to make the Christmas holiday more exciting. Christmas is the most exciting and interesting holiday just like Halloween and New Year celebrations for the kids. Children wait for the whole month to enjoy the vibes of jingle bells, Christmas trees, yummy foods, and gifts all around them. They love to decorate the house with colorful hangings and lights with their parents.
But, hold on here! Don’t you think this Christmas will be different as celebrated ever? That’s right! As we all are stuck in the pandemic and lockdown situations, things are taking different twists, and we cannot even predict the changes.
All in all, as this all is being drastic for almost everyone, children are becoming stressed also, as they might not have that fun. Where children love to list down the gifts they want from Santa, here we see a big change in their letters and conversations. Instead of penning down the wishes, they are sharing all they have experienced in this pandemic.
Lots of letters revealed that children are writing heart-breaking stories and sharing their losses, which is a total distraction. Those letters show, how disturbed and stressful children are. We cannot predict what is going on in their minds as most of the time they are surrounded by the news, precautions and the most unacceptable thing, they are not allowed to visit their friends and can’t play in playgrounds.
When parents opened the letters their children are writing, they get them crying when they see them writing about their losses; a father shared the letter of his little son, where he shares how much he is missing his father, he wants to spend more time with him, and he is asking Santa for help. The letters left the public in tears, and the parents are in in-depth thoughts about how much their children are noticing things, they almost see them playing, but cannot predict their hearts.
This situation is bringing the children to a stressful situation. As they see their family members dying of the corona virus, they are getting afraid of this fetal disease and being stressed seeing their loved ones gone. Children are being frustrated about not spending much of the time with their siblings and parents who are away from them for some reason and got stuck there. The letters show that all they want from Santa this Christmas is the intimacy and their loved ones with them.
There is no way for children to express this frustration and emotions, the letters they are writing to Santa are subjected to their father/mother who is away from them, missing grandparents who are passed away due to corona and the happy life back. The gifts, toys, candies, superheroes, and all those wishes are missing. This surprises the masses and makes them cry, as those stories are hard to read.