Benoy Sen of McLean illustrated the season’s spirit and weather. (Benoy Sen)

The first day of winter isn’t until next Friday, but there’s a definite chill in the air and we have had reports of more than a few readers wearing their pajamas inside out in hopes of snow!

All of this means that KidsPost needs winter-themed weather drawings for our daily forecast. Remember that bright colors and drawings that can reproduce well when shrunk work best in the newspaper. (Try doing your drawing on a 3-inch-by-5-inch note card.)

In order for us to consider your drawing, we need your full name, age and home town written on the back of your artwork. We also need a note from an adult (parent, guardian or teacher) giving permission for your drawing to be used. Illustrations should be sent to KidsPost Weather Art, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071.

After you mail it to us, check back Monday through Thursday to see if your artwork is a perfect match for that day’s weather forecast. We’ll also be posting weather drawings in an online gallery at