This letter is coming to you from the very beautiful, but very chilly, North Pole. Brrr! I have my furry red suit to keep the chill away, plus Rudolph is always happy to shine his nose on me for awhile. That warms me up so fast! I hope it's warm and cozy in your home town of Ripon.
Are you excited about Christmas this year? Me, too! Rudolph can't wait to pull my sleigh to your house on Christmas Eve. His nose is glowing just thinking about it!
I know you have been a very good girl this year, which makes me so proud! I'm sure you have heard of my list of children who are naughty and children who are nice. Well, every year your name shows up on the "nice" list. Please let your best friend Emilia know that her name is also on Santa’s good list!
I have received some exciting news from Chief Elf Merrit who informs me that you have achieved so much this year. Receiving ‘Star of the Week’ award from your headteacher, learning to play the flute with Mrs Beeston and wonderful results in your weekly spelling tests! Well done Maisie, you make Grandma Patty very proud!
Don't forget to hang up your stocking and Santa will bring you a wonderful gift, maybe even the rollerblades which I can see are on your wish list! Such an excellent choice for a 9 year old girl!
Even though you're super-excited, please be sure to go to bed early on Christmas Eve. Santa can't stop at houses where boys and girls are wide awake!
Comet is looking forward to discovering the tasty treats you kindly provide each year ... a lovely mince pie and glass of sherry are just the ticket on a cold Christmas Eve.
Have a very Merry Christmas. I'll see you very soon, but you'll be fast asleep!
Sending magical wishes ... with love