edinburgh - The 7-year-old Crystal from the American state of Texas has written an emotional letter to Santa. She does not want presents but rather a blanket or some food. 'Because at home I only have one blanket and that is not warm enough.'
To teach the difference between 'love' and 'really need', the pupils in the first class of Miss Ruth Espiricueta from Monte Cristo Elementary School in Edinburgh had to write a letter to Santa Claus. Her students had to make a wish list with two wishes and something they really need. At Crystal it became two things she needed and only one wish.
'Dear Santa, this year I have been really good. I would have liked a ball to play with. A blanket to keep me warm and some food I can also use ', is in the girl's note.
Miss Ruth was very surprised when she read Crystal's note. 'I asked why she needed a blanket and she said she only had one at home. And when I asked her why she had asked for food from Santa, she said that she does not always eat at home. '
Ruth shared the letter on social media and the letter went viral. Meanwhile, hundreds of donations have come in to give Crystal a good Christmas.