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More Letters to the North Pole

Jenna Mazzoccoli
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Luke Onufer, Adam Jude Onufer, Evan Onufer

Brothers Luke, Evan, and Adam Jude Onufer dropped off their letters to Santa on Mimosa Street in Bellaire. 

Letters-to-Santa mailboxes are popping up all over Buzz neighborhoods. On Mimosa Street in Bellaire stands a larger-than-life mailbox in Chandel and Charles Hancock's lawn.

Letters to Santa Mailbox

This mailbox to the North Pole was crafted by hand and built to last many Christmases to come.

“With all the struggles of 2020, my mom wanted to spread extra holiday joy to all the kids who live on her street and in the surrounding neighborhood and community,” said Cadie Gamble, daughter to Chandel and Charles Hancock. “This past weekend, she officially put up their completely handmade, giant Santa Mailbox for anyone to place their letters in. She thought since some kids might not be taking pictures with Santa this year, this was the next best option to tell him what they wanted.”

The mailbox is prominently placed in their front yard on Mimosa Drive. It's impossible to miss - standing nearly 6 feet tall. The Hancock family plans on keeping the mailbox up for the days leading up to Christmas. So, there’s still time to send greeting to the North Pole.

“It is a tradition they plan on keeping,” said Cadie about her parent’s newly made mailbox. So if you miss out this year, Santa will be back for your letters in 2021.

Editor's note: Read Karen Vine Fuller's article on another Santa Mailbox in Bellaire. If you know of any Letters-to-Santa mailboxes in Buzz neighborhoods, email [email protected].

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