christmas spirit

Something very very unexpected arrived in the post today. 



It was a letter for Henry. From Santa. 

Now I might be the last one in on this. Maybe everyone knows that if you write to Santa he writes back. 

I sure didn't.

Henry wrote a letter last week:


Henry Santa Letter


He wrote it completely unassisted (i.e. without me neurotically correcting spelling.) 

He started with his name because he wanted to, and added  two k's for good measure. No, I don't know why either. 


Dear Santa

for Christmas I would like

    zoo zoo pet

    ben 10 toy

    go go crazy bones

Love Henry


We put it in an envelope and he wrote on the front:

"Santa Claus,

North Pole"

We put a stamp on it and he posted it.

Then he gets this, from here.



I think I was about as excited as he was.





It was quite a long letter, warbling on about how much Santa loved Australia, please leave out a sausage for him on Christmas Eve etc. All pretty cute. 

One six-year-old here is beside himself with excitement about Christmas. 

And it's only December 2nd.


13 Comments on “christmas spirit

December 2, 2010 at 8:57 pm

Beautiful! We shall have to try it and see if we get a response!

December 2, 2010 at 11:03 pm

This is a really lovely story. I really, really like how excited the kids get! I wouldn’t have thunk it. When I was chatting with my excited four year-old about what happens with christmas stockings I glanced across at our advent calendar and got a full-blast completely overwhelming memory of how excited I was as a kid. And – it was huge.

December 2, 2010 at 11:11 pm

That is brilliant – I feel Henry’s (and your) excitement too! His letter was great – well done Henry! And well done Santa (and Mum). x

International Woman of Mystery
December 3, 2010 at 12:04 am

Wow. There are some seriously fabulous people out there. Brought a tear to my eye and renewed my love for the human race which was, frankly, on the wane. I love it!

December 3, 2010 at 12:05 am

PS Hooray for Henry!

December 3, 2010 at 6:01 am

If you look on you can fill in all the details of what your child would like etc etc and they get a personal email back from him! It’s great, we haven’t done it yet but we did do it last year and James and Edward were absolutely over the moon! Happy Christmas everyone, it’s very snowy here and I’m looking forward to getting Christmasy with the first of many festivities tmorrow: book club Christmas party. I’m taking mini Yorkshire puddings with roast beef, horseradish, creme fraiche and watercress inside them.. Do you think that will be acceptable?!

Jodie Petrov
December 3, 2010 at 7:16 am

That’s gorgeous Fi. I didn’t know that Santa replied either! Glad that the back is behaving better, love to all, J.

December 3, 2010 at 7:35 am

Too cute. So was it really addressed to the “North Pole”? The postman delivered it like that? Was the postage still the same – lol! What a great memory!

December 3, 2010 at 10:00 am

Yep, good old Australia Post as far as I know. Great service.

Rachel @ Suburban Yogini
December 3, 2010 at 10:29 pm

This makes me feel sick with excitement!

December 3, 2010 at 11:43 pm

I know. I’d forgotten that bubbling excitement which starts at the start of December. It’s really cool this year, he really get it. xx

December 3, 2010 at 11:45 pm

(However, waning faith = lose the rest of the baby weight. Not all bad!!) xx

December 3, 2010 at 11:47 pm

It was: Santa Claus, North Pole. That’s it! Where the hell did it go? How do they DO that?! And if siblings send letters are they smart enough not to send out the identical letter to the same address?!?


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