Wait a minute. All of these letters are supposed to start with "Dear Ian!" Have no fear; here we go...
This year you really "got" all of the festivities and activities of Christmas. You believed with your whole heart in the magic of Christmas, Santa and his reindeer, and in Chapel and at home, you were learning about the birth of Jesus. The lights on houses thrilled you. You started wrapping your toys in your Loveys and giving them as gifts to Daddy and me. This year, Christmas was truly in your heart and special for all of us.
And this year, you wrote your very first letter to Santa. Well, you
dictated and I wrote, but you wrote your own name and decorated your
letter all by yourself.
We then put it in an envelope and put it in the mail for Santa. Even the mailman thought it was sweet.
Although this year is only your fourth Christmas, I think this one will go down as one of my favorite Christmases ever. Your enthusiasm and happiness over the season was contagious, and I know that your Christmas spirit really helped raise mine.
Thank you for all of these wonderful memories little boy.
We love you,
Mommy and Daddy