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Letters from Father Christmas

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Father Christmas dates back as far as 16th century in England during the reign of Henry VIII, when he was pictured as a large man in green or scarlet robes lined with fur. Reverend Paul Nedergaard, a clergyman in Copenhagen, Denmark, attracted controversy in 1958 when he declared Santa to be a "heathen goblin" ("en hedensk trold" in Danish) after Santa's image was used on the annual Christmas stamp ("julemærke") for a Danish children's welfare organization.

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We certainly read the 1976 edition en famille annually for many years as a sort of bedtime-story adjunct to the Advent calendar, divided over the days till Christmas. The problem is that, in the process, he has become burdened with some of society's greatest challenges: materialism, corporate greed, and domination by the media. Everything we create be it a letter, a chocolate bar or a rosette is designed to transport children to another world, to a land where anything is possible.While the ban on the sale of Christmas goods might appear to be directed at retailers, it also comes amid a crackdown on Christians practising their religion across the country. Tolerance for Christmas increased after the Restoration, although Puritan attitudes toward the holiday remained unfavorable. Remember,there is only one reply letter in the pack so make this clear to siblings to avoid fighting!

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As England no longer kept the feast day of Saint Nicholas on 6 December, the Father Christmas celebration was moved to 25 December to coincide with Christmas Day.You get a choice of letter with different levels of writing for all abilities, plus printable envelopes. Inside this pack, you’ll find a wonderful PowerPoint, some writing aids and a set of the father Christmas letters templates for your pupils to use. Those seeking a North Pole holiday postmark through the USPS, are told to send their letter from Santa or a holiday greeting card by 10 December to: North Pole Holiday Postmark, Postmaster, 4141 Postmark Dr, Anchorage, AK 99530–9998.

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