Please note that each letter comes with a chocolate coin. This is not vegan, dairy or sugar free so please remove this if inappropriate for your child.

- Postage included in price

This is the second year we have created a truly enchanting, illustrated letter to treasure and keep forever! To be read as a special story to truly capture the enduring magic of Christmas time.

There are 2 options for this letter. The text for letter 1 is written below.

The second option has a slightly different story so you can chose your preference or chose both if you have more than one sibling and wish to have a point of difference in each.

Whilst each letter is intended for a child, you may add more than one name to a letter - we should be able to accommodate 4 siblings names if required.

The text for the letters are shown below. Whilst the child's names will be added we cannot change the content of the letter itself so please read and check that you are happy for your child to receive the letter. The last thing we want to do is cause any upset or distress at the most magical time of year!

Please ensure that you provide the personalisation that you would like in the personalisation box provided. Text will be as supplied and we cannot be held responsible for any misspelling  provided by customer!

Please note that all letters will be beautifully presented but sent in an outer envelope marked Bear and Bloom so that they can be presented at an appropriate moment! These will be sent in late November and early December to ensure that they arrive in good time or Christmas!

Version 1 Christmas Letter text is as follows:

My dear (insert name),

As always at this time of year, preparations for my Christmas Eve journey are well underway here at the North Pole. The Elves and I have been very busy writing lists and making and wrapping gifts.

A question I am often asked in the letters I receive is: do the Elves and I give each other presents? 

Well, usually we don’t, but last year the Elves and my animal friends that live in Rainbow Wood surprised me with a pair of very smart, shiny, blue roller skates! I wasn’t expecting it at all, but I had once told my reindeer that I have secretly always wanted to give them a try. (I certainly need more practise, but it is rather fun).

Generally speaking, Elves don’t really like to receive presents, for it always makes them happier to give rather than to receive. They are very kind and hardworking folk - they don’t even like to get paid for their work, as they prefer to help one another out of generosity of spirit and a love of keeping busy. 

However, there is one little treat that they cannot resist and that is chocolate coins!

Many, many years ago the Elves were helping the animals of Rainbow Wood prepare for their annual Christmas party. One of the squirrels presented the Elves with a bag of chocolate coins they had made specially to say thank you and, whilst the Elves were slightly hesitant to try them at first, they soon realised what very special treasure they were!

In fact, they liked them so much that it has become a tradition at Christmas for Elves to give each other chocolate coins to show appreciation for all the good deeds they do for each other throughout the year. 

You may have heard the rumour that there is treasure at the end of the rainbow - well, I think that is a story that was spread by folk who heard where the chocolate coins are kept. You see, every December, the elves visit the Great Elf Bank which is deep beneath the roots of the large horse-chestnut tree at the very edge of Rainbow Wood. It is there that mice, squirrels and fairies look after all of the chocolate coins throughout the year. 

(Don’t be surprised to hear me mention fairies! One particularly magical fairy - who you may know as the tooth fairy - actually lives inside that tree during the chilly winter months - but that’s a story for another time.) 

Once the Elves withdraw their savings of chocolate coins, they give them to each other to celebrate all of the acts of kindness that they do for each other throughout the year. 

At some point, some of the Elves' coins were discovered by non-magical people and, as it turns out, many of you seem to love them too! Most people don’t realise that chocolate coins are really Elf treasure - but now you do! 

The Elves don’t mind a bit for they see sharing as another important act of kindness, but whenever you see chocolate coins from now on, you will know where they came from and what treasure at the end of the rainbow really means!

We can all learn a lot from the Elves and the animals of Rainbow Wood. The giving and receiving of gifts (or chocolate coins) is very wonderful indeed, but it is kindness, friendship and taking care of one another that is truly the most special gift of all.

Your family take care of you as they love you so very much. Hold onto that magical kindness in your heart and treasure it always.

May you always believe in magic. 

Your friend, 

Father Christmas