I’m delighted that you sent so many lovely letters to The Clare Champion to pass on to me. I know County Clare very well; it’s one of my favourite places in the world and sometimes, if my reindeer get tired, I land my sleigh at Shannon Airport to give them a well-earned rest.
It is wonderful to read that all of you understand how important it is to care about others and have reminded me to bring presents for your younger brothers and sisters or other family members. I’ve gone down through my naughty and nice lists and see that all the Clare children have been very good.
At the moment, the elves are very busy loading the sleigh with gifts for children all over the world. It’s a lot of weight for the reindeer to pull, even if they do fly through the night sky, but don’t worry, I’ve yet to fail to make the magical journey from the North Pole and back in one night.
Make sure that you go to bed early on Christmas Eve, after leaving a very light snack for me and my four-legged friends. No alcohol please, as I have to show good example, with the strict drink driving laws everywhere.
Lots of Love, Santa Claus
Meanwhile, the winners of a €50 voucher and two €25 vouchers, courtesy of the Ennis Bookshop, for the draw from the letters submitted to The Clare Champion, will be announced next week.
Also, children have until this Friday to send in the entries for our Christmas colouring competittion. Two €50 vouchers, courtesy of Tir na nÓg Toymaster, Quin Road, Ennis, one for 4-7 years and one for 8-11years, are on offer.
Entries should be submitted to: Children’s Colouring Competition, The Clare Champion, Barrack Street, Ennis.
You can read all the letters to Santa here.