Letters to Santa Mailed from Murphy Home
Michelle Lyons with her granddaughters: Lyons is holding Bexleigh Lee, Lyllian Lee is atop the mailbox and Chloe Schmidt is adding a letter to the mailbox.
Three years ago, when her granddaughter Lyllian Lee was two months old, Murphy resident Michelle Lyons started a new family tradition for all of her grandchildren to enjoy. She bought a full size “Letters to Santa” mailbox so the kids could send their requests straight to the North Pole. At the time, the Lyons lived in Dallas on one of the “M Streets”. Lyons invited all the children in the area to drop their letters to Santa into this mailbox. She said they received about 30 – 40 letters during the two years they offered this festive correspondence opportunity. In April of 2017, they moved to Murphy Farms and when Christmas was around the corner, they extended the offer to their neighbors and have done so again this year. Hoping to spread Christmas cheer beyond Murphy Farms, Lyons invites anyone in Murphy, Sachse or Wylie to utilize the mailbox at their front door.
Lyons has a special connection with the big man whose belly, some say, shakes like he has a bowl full of jelly. Because of this connection, Santa has arranged to have his reindeer fly the letters back to Lyons after he has read them. She is happy to return the letters to the parents if they will leave a way to contact them on the envelope.
Lyons lives at 117 Green Acres in Murphy (Murphy Farms neighborhood). The Letters to Santa mailbox will be available through Christmas.