“When John (Tolkien’s son) was 3 he got his first letter from Father Christmas. From 1920 until 1943 Tolkien wrote letters, as Father Christmas, to his children. They were accompagnied by lots of funny pictures. The Father Christmas Letters contains most of these letters and most illustrations (most in colour).”

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“When John (Tolkien’s son) was 3 he got his first letter from Father Christmas. From 1920 until 1943 Tolkien wrote letters, as Father Christmas, to his children. They were accompagnied by lots of funny pictures. The Father Christmas Letters contains most of these letters and most illustrations (most in colour).”

Tolkien’s letter to his sons as Father Christmas, 1925 [3 pictures]       A posthumously published book by J.R.R. Tolkien called The Father Christmas Letters features stories and pictures that he wrote and drew for his children at Christmas time between 1920 and 1942.    Here’s the letter that Father Christmas wrote to Tolkien’s kids in 1925…    The handwritten version…

Tolkien’s letter to his sons as Father Christmas, 1925 [3 pictures]

Tolkien’s letter to his sons as Father Christmas, 1925 [3 pictures] A posthumously published book by J.R.R. Tolkien called The Father Christmas Letters features stories and pictures that he wrote and drew for his children at Christmas time between 1920 and 1942. Here’s the letter that Father Christmas wrote to Tolkien’s kids in 1925… The handwritten version…

Dear Santa Father Christmas Letter  Digital file  by ChubbySparrow

Dear Santa Father Christmas Letter - Digital file - Letter to Santa, List for Santa Claus

Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R. Tolkien’s children. Inside would be a letter in a strange, spidery handwriting and a beautiful colored drawing or some sketches.     The letters were from Father Christmas.

Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R. Tolkien’s children. Inside would be a letter in a strange, spidery handwriting and a beautiful colored drawing or some sketches. The letters were from Father Christmas.

The Father Christmas Letters.  Every December from 1920-1943, J.R.R. Tolkien's children  received a letter from Father Christmas, addressed to them  in spidery handwriting, bearing a stamp from the North Pole.  Tolkien, as Father Christmas, wrote the letters, which he  accompanied by humorous illustrations.  My pop gave me this book gave me this book when I was a kid, it's beautiful!

The Father Christmas Letters. Every December from 1920-1943, J.R.R. Tolkien's children received a letter from Father Christmas, addressed to them in spidery handwriting, bearing a stamp from the North Pole. Tolkien, as Father Christmas, wrote the letters, which he accompanied by humorous illustrations. My pop gave me this book gave me this book when I was a kid, it's beautiful!

J.R.R. TOLKIEN: THE FATHER CHRISTMAS LETTERS -- I read this last year and it was SUPER entertaining. :)

J.R.R. TOLKIEN: THE FATHER CHRISTMAS LETTERS -- I read this last year and it was SUPER entertaining. :)

Books for Christmas # 5: The Father Christmas' Letters by Tolkien. -----------------------  In 1920, J. R. R. Tolkien started a tradition of writing Christmas letters to his children. Over the years, he illustrated the letters with a variety of characters, including Father Christmas. Tolkien also hand-lettered the envelopes, created North Pole postmarks and designed his own stamps.

Books for Christmas # 5: The Father Christmas' Letters by Tolkien. ----------------------- In 1920, J. R. R. Tolkien started a tradition of writing Christmas letters to his children. Over the years, he illustrated the letters with a variety of characters, including Father Christmas. Tolkien also hand-lettered the envelopes, created North Pole postmarks and designed his own stamps.

Tolkien's Illustration accompanying his Father Christmas Letter to his sons.

Tolkien’s letter to his sons as Father Christmas, 1925 [3 pictures]

This personalised letter from Santa himself that folds down into a neat little envelope, giving children an extra piece of magic this Christmas.    Personalised Folded Letter From Santa. Letter from Father Christmas.

This personalised letter from Santa himself that folds down into a neat little envelope, giving children an extra piece of magic this Christmas. Personalised Folded Letter From Santa. Letter from Father Christmas.

Another beautiful illustration from 'Father Christmas Letters' by J.R.R Tolkien, himself! This one's the cover art.

Another beautiful illustration from 'Father Christmas Letters' by J.R.R Tolkien, himself! This one's the cover art.

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