First Letter to Father Christmas

It’s amazing that Christmas is just a few weeks away.  Normally, I’d be doing the count-down as soon as the “er” months begin.  This year however, I’ve just been too preoccupied to notice the coming of my favourite holiday until ELC dropped a Christmas catalogue in our mail box a few weeks ago.  Unknown to us, little T has been going through the pages like an expert shopper until we started hearing I want this mummy/daddy!  I want that mummy/daddy!

My husband and I thought perhaps it’s time to write Father Christmas.  And of course, that got her all excited, especially since this would be her first time to write a letter to him.  So out came her craft-box …

She wrote the letter herself (with the help of mummy of course) using different coloured pens.  I’m not artistic.  I can write articles, short-stories, poems and even a novel if someone held a gun to my head.  But sadly, I wouldn’t be able to save my own life if someone asked me to draw or paint by gunpoint.  Good thing my sister-in-law gifted little T with enormous supplies of crafty-things, from foam hearts, coloured paper, googly eyes, you name it, T’s got it!

She chose the hearts. My husband and I had to remind her that she was writing a letter to Father Christmas and not making a Valentine card for her best-friend, but she insisted on the hearts.  So I asked the husband to draw a Christmas tree on the side of her card and then  added star stickers to make her card “Christmassy”.  You know just to make sure that Father Christmas won’t think that little T sent the wrong card.

And there she is, holding up her first letter to Father Christmas.  Did you know that you can really send your letters to jolly old St. Nick?  Yep, you can send them to Father Christmas on this address:

Santa Claus/Father Christmas

Santa’s Grotto

Reindeerland, XM4 5HQ

Don’t forget to write your name and return address to receive a card back from Father Christmas.  And most importantly, put a stamp on it, otherwise it will never reach him and no magic will deliver it to him either.  All letters should be sent before the 6th of December.  Remember, Father Christmas is a very busy man.  Click here for more information.

This post is linked-up with PODcast’s What’s the Story

And The Oliver’s Madhouse

Hope everyone has a lovely week ahead!


  1. thereadingresidence

    Ah, so sweet! My daughter and I wrote her Santa letter yesterday, which she was very excited about and double-checking that daddy post it properly today! I’ve ordered both of the kids those NSPCC Santa letters, so she’ll be beside herself with excitement when they arrive!

    • Exciting times indeed! 🙂 Don’t you just love Christmas? 🙂 Thanks for dropping by.

  2. Kate @ Did That Just Happen?

    So sweet! One of the big department stores here will make a donation to a charity for every letter to Santa they receive, so now that Mr. T and I are older, we still get to write letters to Santa and support a good cause, too! 🙂 I may have to put hearts on mine this year…

    • Oh that’s really nice! I would love to write a letter to Santa too 🙂 … Will tell little T about your letter to Santa with the hearts …

  3. Charly Dove

    What a fabulous post Dean. T looks like she absolutely loved making her card for Father Christmas. I can only presume the hearts mean “yes I’ve been good, I’d like lots of presents pretty please”. Or something like that! Thank you so much for sharing #whatsthestory

    • Oh dear… Would love to think that those hearts meant that.. but knowing T, it’s more like “I want to put hearts, because I said so” type of thing. Hahaha 🙂

  4. Pecora Nera

    What a great post. My brother used to send a reply to my children when they were younger. I will need to check whether Italian children write cards to santa

    • Oh that’s really sweet of your brother to reply to your children’s letters! Hmm, I wonder if I could talk to one of my brothers into doing it too? I’ve got 3! 😉


    Aww – that’s lovely! I don’t remember the boys writing to Father Christmas although he has written to them when they weren’t at home one Christmas. How special! #magicmoments

    • Oh wow, they must have been so happy when they received a letter from Father Christmas himself! That’s really special 🙂

  6. Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    This is so lovely! She made a brilliant card 🙂 We must do our Santa letters! #MagicMoments

    • Thanks! Yes, you must! And I’m sure your boys won’t put any hearts on it! 🙂

  7. The Vanilla Housewife

    So cute! So there’s an address huh, I’ve been looking for santa recently. 🙂

  8. I’m sure that Santa will be chuffed to receive a card with so much love in it! Will make a nice change from all the christmas cards! Very cute!

  9. Jaime Oliver

    I think this is so so gorgeous and what a really lovely letter!

    thank you for sharing and linking up with #MagicMoments x

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