Wallingford family creates Santa’s Enchanted Mailbox for kids around the world


Kids now have a direct line of communication to Santa. It’s tradition that started in one Wallingford home.

“My son used to love to draw pictures. We always encouraged him to draw pictures, put it in the mailbox and they would magically be sent to the North Pole. After doing that after about two Christmases in a row I asked my wife, well, do you think we should actually try to create a product?” said Chris Cirri, creator of Santa’s Enchanted Mailbox. 

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Write your letter, close the mailbox and lift the flag. By the time you open the door, the letter is already on its way to the North Pole.

“My son now tells all his friends I work for Santa Claus,” said Cirri. 

The Cirri family uses their mailbox for more than asking Santa for presents

“We’ve encouraged our kids to write down one thing that they’re grateful for every Thursday, they put it in their envelope, they send it to Santa. And by the time they’re ready to write their Christmas lists, we have an entire list of things that they already have that they’re grateful for,” said Elisa Cirri. 

And they’re encouraging other kids to express gratitude too. The mailbox comes with a free e-book download. It’s a Christmas story teaching kids to be grateful for what they have. 

Now, Santa’s Enchanted Mailbox is a hit with kids across the country.

“To take a tradition that we were doing in our own home with our own children and now seeing children around the world sending us their videos of sending their letters magically, it’s remarkable to watch something that we were doing here now making children happy around the world,” said Chris Cirri. 

To get your own Santa’s Enchanted Mailbox, click here. 

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