here's Maddy's letter...
Over the mantle in our cozy little living room, Mrs. Claus and I have photographs of all the little boys and girls who are celebrating a first Christmas. There are thousands every year, but every single one holds a special place in our hearts. You see, Maddison, you represent the future of Christmas!
You're so lucky to be almost a whole year old. It means that you're big enough to be awake and aware, crawling about, playing with ribbons and bows, watching the lights on the tree, jabbering along to Christmas carols, sampling cookies and icing, and knowing - with all the excitement - that something special must be happening...
Christmas will be different for all those who love you, too. Your aunties, your uncles, your mim and pop, and most of all your mummy and daddy will be that much happier this year every time you smile!
Here at the North Pole, we're as busy as can be. Mrs. Claus has baked so many cookies that the kitchen is filled to the brim! (We're going to have to start putting some in the barn.) The reindeer are using their teeth to tie holly berries and ribbons and bells to their harnesses. The elves are painting and polishing the finishing touches on toys for every good boy and girl around the world. And one special elf - Sweetsparkle - spent most of the day today making toys for a very special girl named Maddison.
It hardly seems like a year or two ago that I was bringing toys to your mummy and daddy, and not long before that, it was your pop and mim. They were always so excited to open their stockings Christmas morning! I'm so very glad to have known your family, and someday, I'll get letters from your little ones, too.
Have a very merry Christmas, Maddison. I can't wait to see you... and to start the tradition of coming to see you every year!
Love Santa xox