Father Christmas Letters: An Explanation

So, J.R.R. Tolkien, probably most well-known for writing The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, used to collect letters left for his children by Father Christmas. They included tales of life at the North Pole and often depicted the adventures of the North Polar Bear and his nephews, Paksu and Volkatukka.

Starting when I was four years old and continuing still, I am the lucky recipient of my own letters from Father Christmas – every morning when we come downstairs, along with presents and cards and stockings and toothbrushes, there is always an envelope tucked into the branches of the tree with my name on it. It’s my favorite part of Christmas and I thought I would share them with you here.

If you click through to read each letter, you should be able to click on each image to see it larger (and easier to read – FC is often chilly when he writes of his adventures and his handwriting can be tricky to read at times).

Happy holidays! xoxo


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