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Send mail to Santa at Ardmore park

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Santa's Mailbox will be in Ardmore's Central Park until December 19. (KTEN) Santa's Mailbox will be in Ardmore's Central Park until December 19. (KTEN)

ARDMORE, Okla. -- There's Christmas magic in the air around Ardmore's Central Park.

Santa's mailbox has reappeared this year, waiting for kids to deposit letters addressed to that jolly gentleman with the bright red suit.

"We made an agreement with Santa years ago that if we put a mailbox in Central Park, that magically the letters would be sent to Santa and that he would hand-write letters back to the kids,"  Parks and Recreation Director Teresa Ervin explained.

The mailbox first appeared around four years ago, after Parks and Rec employees helped build it.

"They made it special just for this purpose, and so we set it out there just at this time of year, really so it doesn't sit out in the weather all year round," Ervin said.

In today's world, with texting and phone calls, handwritten letters aren't as common as they once were.

"Letter-writing has kind of become a thing of the past, and Santa thought it was a great idea if they would write a letter and he would write back," Ervin said, suggesting that the whole family can get in on the action.

"Sit down at the kitchen table and write a letter with mom and dad," she said.

Santa's mailbox will be in Central Park until December 19.

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