If you’ve ever dropped a letter to Santa in a mailbox, it might have been ended up at a post office in one small town in southern Indiana where the U.S. Postal Service, began delivering them all there. Tens of thousands of envelopes filled with Christmas wishes and petitions arrive by the truckload each December. Since 1914, people write answers themselves to every child’s letter. With the help of Microsoft OneNote, the Elves have gone digital. Starting today, you can see Santa’s list and use the power of OneNote to see what’s popular, find last minute gift ideas, or simply discover the unusual things people want from Santa.
One of the great features in OneNote, especially for a list of thousands of wishes, is that you can quickly find the wish you’re interested in through search and tagging.
Some requests are funny, others heartwarming—or heartbreaking. Some children request gifts for family, friends or strangers. OneNote’s tagging feature can help the Elves keep these requests of different kinds together so they’re easy to find later.
Tags also make it easy to find more obscure or one-off gift requests that could easily get lost in a list this size. Using tags, it’s easy to go back an find unique gift requests that children make like blue spray paint, a soda bottle from 1892, a rainbow shirt with puppets, or simply $47 in cash.
We’re sharing Santa’s Elves’ OneNote gift list Notebook with the world. Visit Santa’s list and see what kids and adults around the world are asking for. You might even find inspiration for a last minute gift idea for someone on your list.