John Marsden Writing Topic #591

Write a series of letters between you and Santa**

Age 5:

Dear Satna,

I want a furby and a new teddy for Crismas.

Mummy told me to leave mlik and cookies out for you on the tabel so I did.

Form Rach.

 

Dear Rach,

I hope you like your Furby and new teddy, you’ve been a nice and good girl this year so I felt you deserved them.

Thank you for the milk and cookies, I liked them very much.

Love Santa.

 

 

Age 6:

Dear Santa,

I want some colouring books and a Barney the Dinosaur for Christmas.

I left the milk and cookies out for you, since you ate them all last year.

From Rach.

(P.S. I’m in school now so I can spell better)

 

Dear Rach,

I hope you like your colouring books and your Barney the Dinosaur, you’ve been such a good girl in your first year of school, so I felt you deserved them. Your spelling is excellent.

Thank you for leaving me the milk and cookies again, I liked them very much, that’s why I keeping eating them all 🙂

Love Santa.

 

 

Age 7:

Dear Santa,

I want some new paints, crayons, textas and pencils for Christmas. I like art and mummy likes my drawings.

I left out other cookies this year, I hope you like them.

From Rach.

 

Dear Rach,

I hope you like your new art supplies, you’ve been such a nice girl this year I thought you should have them.

I did like the other cookies you put out, I would like any cookies you put out.

Love Santa.

 

Age 8:

Dear Santa,

I would like a doctor’s toy kit for Christmas. I want to be a doctor when I grow up. Mummy says I should practice with the toys first.

The cookies are on the coffee table this year.

From Rach.

 

Dear Rach,

I hope you like your new medical supplies, you’ve been nice girl so you deserve them. I hope you have fun giving diagnoses, no operations though.

Thank you for putting the cookies on the coffee table, I really appreciate that they were closer to the chimney.

Love Santa.

 

Age 9:

Dear Santa,

Can I please have a Vengaboys and Sister2Sister CD for Christmas?

I left the cookies on the coffee table again, I hope that’s okay.

Please, please, please I would really like these CDs!

From Rach.

 

Dear Rach,

I hope you like your CDs, I know how much you wanted them and you’ve been such a nice girl all year. Your manners have improved greatly since your last letter, well done! 🙂

Love Santa

 

 

Age 10:

Dear Santa,

Can I please have a red scooter for Christmas? All the other kids have one.

I left the usual milk and cookies for you.

From Rach.

 

Dear Santa,

Do you actually exist? I couldn’t help but notice that the gift tags you wrote on my presents were actually in my mother’s handwriting. Is it true?

I had heard rumours on and off from other kids that you aren’t real. Maybe it is true, I think it might be now, which really upsets me.

Christmas will never be the same for me now.

I guess this is goodbye, thank you for bringing joy to me at Christmas for the last 10 years.

Love Rach.

 

 

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**Reference: Marsden J 1998, Everything I Know About Writing, Pan Macmillan, Australia.

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