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THE Royal Mail has issued a reminder to anyone wishing to send Father Christmas a letter, to make sure they send it before the deadline this year to avoid any disappointment.

They say: 'It's nearly Christmas, and we know you want to make sure that your letter to Santa Claus gets to him. We've just santa letterreceived a message from Father Christmas himself - he's as excited about Christmas as we are! Please remember, as Father Christmas says: get your letter posted by Friday 11 December."

Father Christmas said: "Dear boys and girls,
Christmas is a very exciting but busy time for me.
The elves are making toys, the reindeer are practising their sleigh runs and I'm busy preparing my list of who's been good this year.

"I will be getting my sleigh ready for the long journey on Christmas Eve and in between I will try to reply to as many of you as possible.

"Please make sure you:

• Write Santa's address carefully on the envelope

• Put a stamp on the envelope so it gets to me

• Include your full name and address in your letter

• I'll be replying to your letters from 30 November, but there’s a lot to reply to! Please wait up to ten days for my letter to arrive.

Please send your letters by Friday 11 December.
I'm looking forward to delivering your presents on Christmas Eve.

Make sure you remember my mince pie and Rudolph's carrot!

Merry Christmas to you all!

Father Christmas"

Please send your letters to:

Santa/Father Christmas
Santa's Grotto