"Whenever you give someone a
present or sing a holiday song,
you're helping Santa Claus.
To me, that's what Christmas
is all about.
Helping Santa Claus!"
hope everyone's enjoying
the holiday season! I know I'm looking forward to
Christmas! Shortly before I'll be sending the annual Dyeland
Christmas story. But after the last couple newsletters, I think
we're due for something shorter! So I hope ya enjoy the
following! Thanks to Yvette and Nicole for submitting letters
from their characters!
Letters to Santa Claus!!!
My wishes this year are not
vast. I want to have my friends together for the holidays and for
us to all be happy and healthy. I know that this is not something
that you can take care of, but it is my grandest hope. If there
is no way for us to be together, then I would be content with a collage
with everyone's pictures so I will not forget the blessing that they
have been for me all the years I have been in Dyeland.
Namasté and Love,
Please, I am on my knees
begging this time. Don't let Tess make me end the life of another
noble turkey this year. I am running out of excuses to give her
for not doing it. I just can't take anymore, and that book, 'The
Scientist's Best Made Plans' that Sir Sven gave me last year has been
dog-eared a few too many times and she's now wise to the excuses in
there. Is there a volume 2? Maybe you could put that into
my stocking this year...or Alexander's since it's his neck on the line.
Thank you and God bless,
Dear Father Christmas,
It is my humblest wish that you
make the dreams and wishes of our friends come true this year. I
am not in need of much except a new timepiece that was mistakenly
crushed whilst visiting Willy and Yva earlier this month. It
inadvertently fell into the gobstopper machine, thus causing a grand
deal of trauma for Sir Willy as well the Lady Yva.
Please do assist them in making
things right again, but a new timepiece would assist me in not being
late for my assignments.
God's Richest Blessings,
By the persuasion of
daughter, I have decided to write you this year. It's been a very
hectic year, with one disaster after another coming. I am
grateful to you for your orders and continuing to use my chocolate with
your gifts to all those precious children. However, because Yva
has told me time and again that I should write to you in a non-business
way, I am hoping that you might assist me by sending someone to my
factory in London and having them assist me in getting the last of the
broken equipment repaired. It has proven a vast job for my
workers as well as Charlie. This has hampered his budding
relationship with Andi and I really want to see those two kids happy.
So, some assistance
greatly valued as well as appreciated.
Hi. It's Rose. I don't want a
lot this year, but there is one thing that I want very much.
A calculator. But it's gotta be
pretty heavy duty, I think. I need it to try and calculate Andrew's
age. I think if I just got the
right one, it'd work. Maybe you could
sprinkle some of your North Pole magic over it to help me out? Just a
little bit. I promise I won't use it
for anything bad. Just to find out
how old Andrew is. And also, I totally swear not to tell him you
were in on this. I wouldn't want that to interfere with any friendship
the two of you might have. Which leads me to...
You don't, by any chance, know
Andrew, do you? I mean, he's been around for a long time (just not sure
how long... yet) and so have you. So maybe you've met? If not him, then
maybe Adam or Tess? Anyhow, if you do know Andrew, maybe you could just
tell me how old he is? Or even how long you've known each other? Cause
that'd really help.
So I guess that's about it. All
and any help is totally appreciated, Santa. But if you can't help with
Andrew's age, I understand. I'd also like a new bicycle. Blue with a
metal basket. That'd be great for the longer treks across Dyeland. All
the quicker to find Andrew. ;-)
P.S. Theo would like request
some more catnip. He really liked what you brought him last year.
On behalf of my family, thank you for the many times you have brought
us exactly what we so wished for. Catherine would like to thank
you for her Easy Bake Oven and I remain very much attached to my
treasury of fairy tales that you left for me when I was seven.
I am writing for my son, Jacob, who has not yet learned his
letters. He would like to request a plush reindeer as a memento
of your own reindeer. He has become quite enamored of their
story. So much so that his mother and I were often awoken by him
prancing around our room with sleigh bells. We are very grateful
that his grandfather was able to convince him this could be done at
times other than 2 A.M.
Thank you for your consideration and thank you for all the Christmas
dreams you have made come true for our children.
been a very long time
since I wrote you and I'm very sorry for that. But I did want to
write this year to say that I've been a very good girl. Okay,
except for stealing Andrew's flannel shirts a time or two... But
is it really stealing if the owner knows you're doing it and just
laughs? I really don't think it is. Also, in my defense,
they're really nice shirts.
I know your sleigh is
really full of things for lil boys and girls and maybe it's not your
habit to give presents to grown-ups. But do you think maybe you
could just drop a few flannel shirts down Andrew's chimney? I
think I'd... he'd like that. Thanks, Santa!
PS- Seriously I just want him
to be happy. I want all of us to be happy. Together.
PPS- Size large, please. He can get by with a medium but since he
sometimes wears layers and, right now, has a cast... he might need the
extra room in the sleeves.
you? And Rudolph and
the gang? I hope you're all good. Things are going well
here in Dyeland where I'm writing this from.
she thought writing you
would be fun and the Tunnels kids are excited about it but I don't know
ask for. I have everything I could ever want or need. And
let's face it: getting a football right now may not be the best
idea! My left-handed throws are really improving but I don't
think I should be trusted with a football yet. 0;-)
what you could get
me? Help in spreading the cheer and jolliness you exemplify to my
friends here. They're all pretty happy but after everything
they've done for me, I'd like to do everything I can to make them even
happier this Christmas!
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