God Is Getting More Snail Mail This Year
People send requests to heaven, notes to lost friends
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 21, 2010 1:43 PM CST
Many are writing to heaven this year.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Letters to the North Pole are common, but this year has seen notable quantities of letters to a different address: Heaven. “In the 10 years I've been doing this, I've seen maybe two or three letters addressed to heaven," one Florida postal worker tell the St. Petersburg Times. "This year, we've already had more than 30." Some are addressed to God; others, to lost loved ones.

Some appear to be from children, some from adults. One letter writer called Jesus the “First Dude.” Some asked for aid: “Can you please help omi to get out of jail as soon as possible?” Others voiced emotion: “Most of the time I miss you so much I don't know which one of us is gone,” wrote a girl to her late grandmother. Though they reply to Santa letters, “we're not going to reply” to these, said one employee. “How can we?"