Where this man’s 45-year-old Christmas list was hiding was like a perfectly kept time capsule Facebook/screenshot

David’s list to Santa was simple enough.

A Rupert annual. A drum, a box of chalk, soldiers and Indians. Slippers and a silk tie. A pencil box and any small toys that Santa could spare.

The creased and yellowed handwritten note was found in a chimney by Lewis Shaw in Berkshire, England. He shared a picture of it Monday on Facebook.


Shaw estimates that the note is more than 45 years old.

“Reading it has made me realize how ungrateful we are these days,” Shaw wrote. “Kids requesting expensive electronic toys from Santa.”

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