From 1920 until 1943 J.R.R. Tolkien wrote letters, as Father Christmas, to his children.  These letters told of fun and calamity at the North Pole – a bumbling polar bear, reindeer on the loose, elves, goblins, and more.  They also included colorful illustration.    

What priceless memories those letters must have provided his children.  Sure, you can pay to have “Santa” write your kid a letter – but to have something so unique and personal cannot compare. 

Luckily, if you don't have it in you to do something similar, you can at least purchase the book: "The Father Christmas Letters" by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Whip up some hot cocoa - maybe munch a Christmas cookie or two - and read the letters together.  After all, among the greatest gifts you can give your children are time and imagination ...

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