A note from Santa to all you Mylotters.......
December 14, 2010 11:25am CST
[i]Dear Mylotters, I am sitting in my office far away up in the North Pole. It is dark and cold outside but really very pretty – and through my window I can see thousands of snowflakes sparkling in the moonlight as they fall to the ground. I do like the snow, don’t you? Though of course if ever you are out in cold weather, it’s important to wrap up warm! I have been very busy all year preparing for that special night on the 24th of December, when my reindeer and I will be setting off all over the world delivering the presents to all the good little boys, girls and Mylotters! The elves and I have been working hard in the workshop making gifts for you all to open on Christmas day! As you may know, I have a list of every boy and girl’s name, which tells me whether or not they have been naughty or nice that year – and yes, I do check it twice. Having just checked my list for your names and do you know what, you have all been so good - no writing about referrals, no posting quizzes and jokes - that’s what we like to see here in the North Pole! Remember that the elves and I will be checking up again before Christmas, so make sure you keep on being such good and clever girl Mylotters that you get lots of lovely surprises on Christmas morning ! Bif, my Mailroom Elf, has a very important job; he makes sure that I get all your letters and all your letters are very important to me and Bif has been helping me for many, many years. He has never missed a letter yet. This hasn't been easy! We have a lot of really heavy snowstorms up here. But rest assured, no matter what the weather, letters to Santa must always get through. I am looking forward to travelling all around the world to visit you in your different countries on Christmas Eve and to leave your presents. Rudolph and I are looking forward to our mince pie, wine and carrots!! I’ll start the diet after Christmas. HO HO HO!! Everyone here at the North Pole has been so busy. Mrs. Claus has been baking Christmas cookies for all the elves so they have plenty of energy to build lots of toys. The elves are working overtime so that all of the toys are ready to go for Christmas. Rudolph and the other reindeer are working-out and getting in shape for our big night around the world, Christmas Eve. Well I must go and feed the reindeer so that they are big and strong for that long flight. Remember be good mylotters and wait and see what awaits you when you open your presents on Christmas morning. Don’t forget to go to bed nice and early on Christmas Eve – so that I can come and deliver your presents and you will be nice and fresh to enjoy Christmas day! If you listen REALLY carefully you may be lucky enough to hear the sounds of my sleigh bells as I fly into your road. I will see you soon Lot of love from Santa [/i] Is this anyones first letter off Santa????
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14 Dec 10
That was so sweet of Santa to take the time off his busy schedule(now that christmas is nearing) and write such a wonderful letter to me and my daughter. My daughter is waiting for Santa this night and every night from the day she came to know about him at school. (About a week/10 days ago) She would be delighted to get a present from him on christmas eve this year. And i would be happy to see the happiness on her face.
22 Dec 10
I read every word. For about 10 years, I answered Santa letters for Canada Post in our small town. I would receive about 300 every year. this doesn't sound like a lot, but when they all come within 3 weeks and have to be hand-written....well.... I wasn't impressed when my 2 boys received the same type written letters from Santa. The next November, I went and talked to the post office. So, for the following 10 years, I flipped over the Santa reply letter and hand wrote the letter to each child. I liked to make it personal, so I worked from what the child wrote: a new brother/sister, pets, living at Grammie's etc and etc. I put Santa confetti in each letter so it would fall out when they opened it...also a printed Santa picture for them to color. Last Novemeber, we went on a cruise....and I wasn't here when the post office called....so this is when I stopped doing it. It really was a lot of work....when I was answering letters, i felt I should be doing house work, wrapping cooking etc...and when I was doing those things....I knew I was way behind on the santa letters....I am very involved with my son's Air cadets etc now....so I simply don't have the time to do it. It was very enjoyable for me.....and very hard to get done when my youngest still believed in Santa and I could only reply while he was in school or after he was in bed....and had to hid everything before he came home from school. Very rewarding for me. I got so many compliments about the hard work that i put into these letters.
22 Dec 10
Hello, Sue, what a lovely discussion. 58 and I just got my first letter from Santa! When my eldest son was about 8, he said he didn't believe in Santa any more, and it was his Dad who brought the presents. He also wanted to drink Santa's sherry so it wouldn't be wasted, but I soon put a stop to that! (This was in those bad old days before I discovered the wondrous properties of vodka. Good job the kids are grown up, because Santa would miss out. I don't share my vodka with anyone.) I threatened him with all sorts if he tried to convince his sister, who was 5, that there wasn't a Santa, while still insisting that there was. Anyway, when my husband took the presents in, he came out with David's customary letter to Santa, and when we read it we fell about laughing. It went something like this: Dear Santa, All the lads at school say you don't exist, and I think they're right. How can you get all around the world in one night, even with super fast reindeer? And we haven't got a chimney, because our new house has central heating. My Mum says the boys at school are wrong, and that you do exist and you're very polite, as you always leave her a thank you note for the mince pie and sherry. Mum is right about most things, so I think the boys at school must be mistaken. If you do exist, I'd really love a new bike for Christmas, and I hope you're not annoyed with me for not believing in you. Of course, David got a reply from Santa - after all, I'd told him how polite he was. And I also showed him my thank you note. In the interests of authenticity, we scrounged some writing paper and a pen from my next door neighbour. David's 40 now, but he still talks about that Christmas. After the holiday, he took the 'evidence' of Santa's existence into school to show his pals. Like his Mum, he has the gift of the gab, and he managed to convince them. Those were the days!
23 Dec 10
Aw what a sweet letter!! My little grandson is 8 and he still believes. I sent each of the children a 'letter off Santa' and when I called there yesterday little Harry was full of the letter and telling me all that was in it, it was so sweet!! Such a shame that they grow up so cynical!
• United States
16 Dec 10
How wonderful! This has been my first letter I have ever received from Santa...and at age 47, what a shock..teehee!! I remember sending numerous letters to Santa as a child, but apparently he was far too busy to respond to my letters, but I was never sad as he more than made up for it on Christmas morning. I also remember Santa eating all my cookies and drinking the tall glass of milk I would leave for him on the table near the fireplace! Thanks Santa, for the wonderful Christmas letter!!! And please tell dear Chem what a wonderful Santa's helper she is. Hugs!
• United States
15 Dec 10
Well, this is the first time in a long time that I have gotten a letter from Santa. Thank you so much and this is such a special gift to get today when I am feeling really down and depressed about Christmas. I did manage to bake some cookies this morning and I will be making zucchini bread for a friend this year, but I am just not much in the spirit as I am so not going to get to do any shopping.