My wonderful Godson Jack is bang in the middle of a most magical age. Young enough to really believe, old enough to know what he wants.
His mum and dad shared his letter to Santa, or as Jack calls him (as it’s a formal letter) St Nicholas. I think it’s brilliant.
Here you go:
To St Nicholas
Please may you give people who don’t have much money [drawing of a pound coin] and give them 20,000 million £ ! Yes money!
Please with a cherry [drawing of a cherry] on top can I have a Nintendo Switch Mario Mega Pack!!
For sharing nice. Sharing is caring. Did you know that St Nicholas.
There are many smart things about that letter. First, you have to give to get. Giving people with not much money £20 billion is pure manifesto material…
Then reminding Santa that sharing is caring and he will ‘share nice’ with his brothers (remains to be seen) is a brilliant embedded command.
Finally, he also wrote a Christmas list with only one thing on it.
No, not the Nintendo – he’s asked for a Land Rover Discovery ‘that is real’. When his mum asked why, when he’s only six, he wanted a Discovery his simple answer was: ‘So, if Santa doesn’t bring me a Nintendo Switch I can sell the Discovery and buy my own’.
What are your best stories about Christmas lists? Please share them below.
I’ll send a copy of my book Brilliant Life (an excellent Christmas gift) to our favourite.
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