FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCSC) - With Christmas being so close, many children are preparing to write their Christmas letters to Santa.
For some Lowcountry children, there's now a way to mail their letter directly to St. Nick.
The City of Folly Beach now has a mailbox that will connect children directly to the big guy at the North Pole.
"The hope is that kids come, they put their letters right in here, and we get them up to Santa," Public Safety Officer Michael O'Brien said.
The box was installed at the beginning of the month. O'Brien said the department has already collected dozens of letters.
"It seems that all of the children are always really excited to have the opportunity to be able to do this down here," O'Brien said.
Those interested can drop off letters to Santa at his mailbox in front of Public Safety at 106 W Cooper Avenue.
The mailbox is open to all people in the Lowcountry, not just those living on Folly Beach.
"People come from not just the City of Folly Beach, but James Island and all of the Charleston area to drop off letters here that ultimately are going to wind up with Santa," O'Brien said. "It's a great chance for us to get to meet the people that live in Folly Beach and the people that visit Folly Beach."
Officials say if you send Santa a letter he will respond.
Parents who are assisting their children in writing a letter should include their phone number along with the letter.