We want to thank reporter, Matt Sieger, of The Reporter newspaper in Vacaville, CA for the wonderful story he did on Legendary Letters. It came out in their print edition today and we were so surprised to find ourselves on the from page! You can find it online here as well:
We can’t believe that we’ve made it 25 years in business! Elf Stacy went to file for her first business license on February 1st, 1996. Now it is 2021! We would love to hear from anyone who received one of our letters before 2000. It’s amazing to think those children are grown up now and may have children of their own. Thank you to everyone who supported us on this journey. We look forward to another 25 years!
Good Day Sacramento visited VnA’s Gingy House in Suisun, CA today! Thank you for the shout to Legendary Letters too! We had so much fun teaming up with them this year during the pandemic, that we’ve decided to continue next year too. We will donate up to 200 free Santa replies in 2021 instead of the regular 100 replies that we’ve done for the past 7 years.
Hopefully Christmas next year will be back to normal and children can again write their letters to Santa Claus at our booth at the City of Fairfield’s Tree Lighting the first Friday in December. Kids will also be able to drop off letters to Santa in downtown Fairfield at Legendary Letters and VnA’s Gingy House on Shoveller Drive in Suisun up until December 18th. For those who live outside Solano County, you can send letters to Santa through the mail any time throughout the year using this address:
c/o Legendary Letters
707 Kentucky Street
Fairfield, CA 94533
Merry Christmas from Elf Stacy, Elf James, Elf Hunter, and Elf Logan!
Legendary Letters now has an invisibility cloak that you can try on when you visit us! We’d be happy to take a short 10 second video of you and then email it to you. Elf Hunter had a great time trying it out as you can see in the video below!
We are so happy that Bill and Whitney from Fairfield, California’s channel 26 recently came out to do an “In Your City” episode on Legendary Letters (and at Christmastime too!). The finished video came out today and can be seen on their YouTube channel here:
Thank you so much to everyone who came out for our ribbon cutting ceremony on June 21st and to Margaret and Yolie at the Fairfield Main Street Association for organizing it. We hope all of our customers will visit us soon at 707 Kentucky Street, Fairfield, CA 94533 to see the new digs! We have 4x more space than we did before. While parents browse our personalized greetings from magical beings (or our movie prop replicas, wands, candy, and jewelry), children can listen to the Magical Community Hotline on our general store country phone, write a letter to anyone in the magical world at the children’s writing desk, scan a QR code to play a bingo scavenger hunt game for a prize, or if they’re really brave try out a Bertie Botts or Beanboozled jelly bean. They can place letters to Santa in the big red mail box and flip the switch that turns on the red light to signal Santa to pick up his mail. Letters to the Wizarding World, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, Cupid, etc. can be tubed through our magical tube system just installed by Elf James. Visitors of all ages can try out their wand skills at our wand testing station (the only official one in Fairfield, CA). We’ll be open 10am – 2pm everyday except Wednesdays and Fridays.
I’ve been tinkering with the idea of hosting a letter writing contest for some time, and I’ve decided to go for it! I’ve sent thousands of letters out over the past 22 years (every single one written by me). I still love what I do, but I can’t help thinking it would be great to have input from other people. What would it be like to have a resident of Ireland write as a leprechaun for St. Patrick’s Day, a WWII veteran write as Uncle Sam for Independence Day, or an Environmentalist write as Mother Nature for Mother’s Day? I can imagine being these things, but I haven’t really lived it the way they have. I also wondered how writers from all generations would have different points of view and memories about the holidays? I really hope we get submissions from Millennials, Gen Xers, Baby Boomers, and the Greatest Generation as well as those still in school.
I’ve posted all the details on the Contest Page and hope you’ll check it out. There are 11 categories of characters and holidays to choose from. Anyone 13 and up may enter, and the deadline is December 15, 2018. Prizes will be awarded on December 20, 2018 just in time for the holidays. Your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to write a letter to a fictional child named Jessie Jones as a magical being.
Thank you so much to the following sites who have added us to their list of contests:
We are heartbroken that Stacy’s mom, Pamela Parkhurst, lost her 4th battle with breast cancer and passed away on Easter Sunday. She was devoted to her family, Girl Scouting, and American Girl Doll collecting. She helped around the Magical Mail Office whenever things got really busy and always volunteered at our Letters to Santa Booth each year during the City of Fairfield’s Christmas Tree Lighting. She will be missed by so many friends and family members. We will be closed for a week to grieve and make arrangements. If you’d like to read her obituary, you may click here.
When the Main Street Association asked if we would like to have a wine tasting station at the Taste of Fairfield event, we thought they said wand testing! So, now not only can you come by on St. Patrick’s Day to taste some local wine, you can also test your wand skills! We finally got approval from MACUSA to be an official wand testing facility. Any minors who would like to see if they are a witch or wizard will not be in violation of the Decree for the Reasonable Restriction of Underage Sorcery when performing spells at our location.
If you’ve recently heard old timey music emanating from the blue Victorian on the corner of Empire and Jackson Streets in downtown Fairfield, CA you aren’t experiencing a time slip! It simply means that we’re open! We are now open to walk in customers from 10am to 2pm everyday except Wednesdays and Fridays. Children can drop off letters they’ve written to Santa Claus or other magical beings any time and we will make sure they get them. Parents can request replies from anyone in the magical or wizarding realms by going to our online shop. We can mail the letters directly to the recipient or we can email you when they’re ready and you can pick up.