You must know it has been a long time since I last wrote to you asking for a Christmas present. This time I am writing to thank you for continuing to be the wonderful elf you have always been.
One Christmas Eve, a very long time ago, I was determined to stay awake until midnight, your stated arrival time. Snug in my bed, I listened and listened for the sound of sleigh bells and a scrunching of snow on our roof.
In spite of my keen anticipation, I drifted off to sleep. In the morning I knew your sleigh had landed on our house because you had left one present for me and one for my brother.
When my wife and I became parents, we were delighted to share in the Christmas excitement you inspired in our children. By looking at the world through their eyes, we were drawn back into your make-believe world. We now have a granddaughter and once again we are enjoying your ageless Christmas magic.
Thank you, Santa! Have a wonderful Christmas, you certainly deserve one.
Lloyd Atkins, Vernon