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2016-12-14 06:01
Little Oaks pupils (from left) Silethelwe Mkhize, Alwande Ndlovu, Benjamin Yilmaz and Andrea Townsend post their letters to Father Christmas.

Little Oaks pupils (from left) Silethelwe Mkhize, Alwande Ndlovu, Benjamin Yilmaz and Andrea Townsend post their letters to Father Christmas.

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AMONG the numerous traditions at our Little Oaks’ Kindergarten is writing letters to Father Christmas. Even Google has little information about how the tradition of writing letters to Father Christmas be- gan.

A little girl wrote a letter to the real St Nicholas, a bishop who lived in Myra, Asia Minor (now Turkey), during the fourth century: “St. Nicholas, patron of good children, l kneel for you to intercede.

Hear my voice through the clouds and this night give me some toys. l want most of all a playhouse with some little flowers and little birds.”

For our Little Oaks, writing a letter to Father Christmas is as much a part of the festive season as decorating the Christmas tree, so they all sat down with paper, pencils and crayons, and drew pictures to send to

Father Christmas, telling him of the gifts they would like to receive. When the letters were all folded, they posted them in a special post-box that has a ‘direct line’ to Father Christmas at the North Pole.

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