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Midlothian man collects letters for Santa

Posted at 5:44 PM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 17:44:38-05

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- After a challenging year, a Midlothian man is hoping to bring some hope and joy to hundreds of his neighbors and friends.

Randy Sansbury's beautifully decorated yard, complete with a live Santa and Mrs. Claus, became the epicenter of the Salisbury community on Sunday, as neighbors drove by in cars and golf carts to drop off a letter for Santa.

Sansbury promised that every letter would be answered in time for Christmas!

While the family loves hosting neighbors during the holidays, this year they wanted to find a way to safely celebrate, while still bringing cheer to neighborhood children and honoring the earth's first Christmas.

Sansbury says he patterned the event after a well-known Christmas tradition in McAdenville, NC, his late wife's hometown. He says the town tradition has always been dear to his family's heart.

Sansbury, who has lived in Salisbury since 1983, says he wanted to bring the tradition to Midlothian.

Sansbury's four children and six grandchildren all live within 45 minutes of Richmond. A true blessing for the entire family.