Tradition in Luxembourg: The “Kleeschen” also answers letters for Santa Claus
Tradition in LuxembourgThe “Kleeschen” also answers letters for Santa Claus
LUXEMBOURG – Saint Nicolas receives many letters from children. He can count on the help of POST Luxembourg employees to answer them.
Pretty drawings, a list of the toys they dream of, such as a Paw Patrol figurine or an Iron Man costume… this is what the letters from children received by Saint Nicolas (called “Kleeschen” in Luxembourgish) contain ). And even if December 6 has passed, they will continue to flow. There is a very simple explanation. He also receives and responds to letters addressed to Father Christmas or Father Christmas.
Faced with the quantity of letters received, it is impossible for the “Kleeschen” to process them on its own. On Tuesday, he had already received nearly 1,300. This is why he asked POST Luxembourg employees for help. “He asked us to help him receive the letters, read them and of course answer the children. The “Kleeschen” wants each child to receive an answer,” says Vanessa Thomé, communications officer at POST Luxembourg.
A “Kleeschen” secretariat at the POST Luxembourg headquarters
At the same headquarters of the company, in the capital, is its secretariat where employees who volunteer to give it a hand are welcomed. “The answers are obviously personalized by the “Kleeschen”. He then carefully keeps all the drawings and letters so that the addresses of the children are known only to him”, she specifies.
Children may not be able to receive an answer. Lack of address indicated on the envelope or when it is not sufficiently legible.