Of the thousands of donations that pour into Globe Santa’s coffers each year, countless numbers come from people with childhood memories of the holiday gift campaign.
Some remember their parents reading them the stories of struggling families published in The Boston Globe, while others were Globe Santa recipients and know firsthand the thrill of finding presents on Christmas morning when they feared that they may be forgotten.
There are those, too, who give in memory of loved ones for whom Christmas was a joyous occasion, but also a time to remember children in need. For Anne Grossman, honoring her grandparents by giving to Globe Santa brings her back in time, if only for a few moments.
And a note with her donation this year took us along for the ride.
“I was first introduced to Globe Santa as a 7-year-old in my grandparents’ kitchen,’’ she wrote. “I remember looking on my grandparents’ refrigerator and seeing a newspaper clipping with my name on it. Being seven, I thought this was pretty amazing.’’
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