UNDATED - Writing letters to Santa is a time-honored tradition, and many websites are now offering kids opportunities to email their wish lists in place of traditional pen and paper.

With this in mind, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota has a few tips for parents on how to judge the legitimacy of the "Dear Santa" websites popping up this time of year.

First, check to see what kind of information the website is seeking. Avoid providing physical addresses. Websites geared toward children should not be seeking anything beyond a first name and an email address.

And, perhaps most importantly, screen the all dear santa websites for adult content, or links to other websites with adult content. If these websites are genuine, they'll certainly not contain anything inappropriate for your kids.