Santa Claus Knows Braille!

This happens every year but I still think it's so fun!  
Parents, help your kids write their letters to Santa. 

Mine would read:

 Dear Santa,

I have been so good this year, well 90 percent of the time (statistics may vary). I really, really want a tandum bike so I can cruise around town with my hottie fiance. I would also like my stocking filled with chocolate, or money, but not chocolate money, one or the other please! I would also appreciate it if I could get some brown boots. You are the bomb-shizzle, Santa! 

The Stylish Slater

P.S. My mom told me a long time ago that Santa likes Diet Coke instead of milk, this seems odd to me but I  have left a class of Diet Coke for you every year. She once told me too that you like a little rum in your diet coke, but I told her absolutely not!

 Here's where you can send your letters...
National Federation of the Blind
Partners with Santa to Promote Braille Literacy

Baltimore, Maryland (November 15, 2010):  Once again, Santa has enlisted the help of the elves at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Jernigan Institute to get Braille letters out to hundreds of blind boys and girls this Christmas season. 

Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: “Santa approached the National Federation of the Blind a couple of years ago and asked us to be his helpers.  I’m quite fond of the fellow and was delighted that we could assist him in his work.  Braille literacy is the key to success and opportunity for the blind, but unfortunately too few blind children are learning it today.  This program will not only spread holiday cheer but will also serve an important educational purpose, as blind children will be able to practice reading Braille as they enjoy their letter from merry Saint Nicholas.”

Between November 15 and December 20, parents can go online at www.nfb.org and fill out a Santa Braille Letter request form.  The form can also be printed and faxed to (410) 685-2340.  Beginning December 1, the Braille letters from Santa will start going out to boys and girls around the country.  The Braille letter will also be accompanied by a print copy (for mom and dad to read), and parents can choose the contracted or uncontracted form of Braille for the letter.  Requests for letters must include the writer’s name, the child’s name, birthday, gender, mailing address, and a telephone number or e-mail address in case Santa’s helpers at the National Federation of the Blind have questions.

The deadline for letter requests is December 20, to ensure that a return letter in Braille is received before Christmas.  For more information about this and other programs of the National Federation of the Blind, please visit our Web site at www.nfb.org.

1 comment:

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Awesome!!! Santa also like cinnamon rolls instead of cookies, just FYI. :)