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Santa Claus in plea for clear letters and offers some top tips for children

Seasons greetings from everybody here in the North Pole to all you Irish Examiner readers.

Santa Claus, while making some final preparations and checking his to-do lists, has asked if you would remind all the boys and girls to write and post their letters to him, here at the North Pole as soon as possible.

The workshop is buzzing with activity and the elves, as well as Mrs Claus, are busy. Mrs Claus is adding glitter and magic to all the toys and gifts while the elves doing the packing.

Santa is looking forward to reading all the letters from the children in Ireland, especially when so many children include colourful drawings of him, Mrs Claus and Rudolph. Mrs Claus likes to put these special drawings on the mantelpiece.

All the boys and girls need to do is:

- Put their letter in an envelope

- Write their own name and address (in very clear writing) on the top left-hand corner of the front of the envelope.

- Stick a 68c stamp on the right-hand corner and

- Post it in a green post box for Santa Claus, the North Pole. It’s as simple as that.

An Post is once again helping Santa to reply to as many letters as possible so it’s important that the boys and girls are writing and posting straight away.

I hope you have a Christmas filled with magic and lots of sparkle.

Chief Elf

North Pole


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