Hellooooo merry readers!
Last year I was undecided about writing a letter to Santa because I thought it might be a bit weird, but I went for it and it was such a whimsical, and surprisingly fun and therapeutic activity that I’d thought I’d write one again this year.
Writing a letter to Santa is such a memorable experience as a child. In many ways, I think it’s almost as much of an exciting experience as the big day itself. There’s the gleeful joy of writing to such a magical being with the hope and anticipation that you’ve been good enough to have one or two of your wishes granted. Even now I get goosebumps and a big smile every time I think about writing letters to Santa during my childhood.
As a big believer in Christmas magic, I am just as excited to write my letter now this year. Yes, it’s different writing your letter as an adult than a child because it doesn’t have the same sparkle to it, but in a way, I think the only thing that can dull the incredible, sparkly magic of the Christmas season is your own attitude. Soooo, with that being said, here is my letter to Santa this year!
I don’t know how you’ll be able to tell me your answer, but how are you?? I hope you, Mrs Claus, all the reindeer, elves and everyone else in your magical Santaland are alright, keeping safe and have had a good year.
Last year at this time, I think we’d all hoped that by the next Christmas COVID-19 would just be an unhappy memory and we’d have moved past it but looking at the current state of the world, it seems like this pandemic is going to linger for a lot longer. At least this year it seems like Christmas won’t be entirely overshadowed by lockdown and social distancing restrictions.
This year is going to be a weird Christmas for me – it’s my first Christmas that I won’t be spending with anyone in my family. Not intentionally though! Sadly the latest travel restrictions mean that I won’t be able to go home and see my family, boyfriend, cat and the rest of the gang, and my family and boyfriend can’t fly here (as we’d planned) so that means I’m here in Durham, about to spend my first Christmas since my first Christmas without my family.
Now I know that may sound quite depressing, so I’m sorry if that bummed you out a little, but don’t worry I’m not sad! I’m disappointed that I won’t be able to spend the holiday with those special people, and it will be a few more months before I can see my boyfriend, cat and family again, but that doesn’t mean I’m not still excited for Christmas. In a way, I’m looking forward to celebrating Christmas in a different way this year. I’ll be staying in Durham for most of December, so I’m going to throw myself into all sorts of festivities, and then my best friend Emma has invited me to spend Christmas with her family this year, which I think will be really fun and a nice way to spend Christmas in a different way. It will also give me a bit more of that ‘adult’ feeling, and just make the next Christmas I spend with my family and boyfriend that much more special and magical.
University has been a whole new ball game this time, actually going to classes, living by myself in my flat and both running a society and being an exec in two others – let’s just say things have been super busy. But surprisingly, I’ve had so much fun and it’s helped me grow more as a person. I can fit back into those shorts I was struggling with (I blame my family’s amazing cooking), which is always a yayyy in my mind, I’ve got great friends and family, and I think I’m really starting to settle into my life of living overseas away from my family. As always, I also want to express a huge appreciation for all the incredible people in my life who have helped me through some really difficult times and been there for me no matter what. If I gave a shoutout to everyone I think I’d use an entire tree’s worth of metaphorical paper, but in particular I have to give special mention to Emma for being such an amazing friend, and adopting me into her flat family so I’m not too lonely in my flat, and for adopting me for Christmas. I also have to say how much I love and appreciate my boyfriend – being in a long-distance relationship is never easy and this time around for us is particularly tough, but I don’t think I’d have had such a successful term without his unwavering love and support, even if it could only be through whatsapp. Thanks to everyone though you are all so magical and deserve the best Christmas ever!!
I realise I’ve been waffling on for quite sometime so I should probably wrap this letter up huh? For Christmas this year, there isn’t much I have to ask for aside from the normal plea to try and sprinkle some of your Christmas magic to help save the polar bears, penguins, orangutans, snow leopards, gorillas, rhinos, coral reefs, sea turtles and all the other beautiful creatures and natural habitats that are suffering under climate change. However, I will never say no to a new book or two (even though I have a shelf-full of books that I still need to read), and maybe some funko pops to add to the collection.
Thanks so much Santa! I hope you have a wonderful and successful Christmas this year and I think everyone could really use some extra joy so your timing could not be more appreciated.
When was the last time you wrote a letter to Santa? If you wrote one to Santa this year, what did you ask for? If you were to write a letter to Santa, what would you ask him to bring you? Did you feel whimsical writing a letter to Santa this year if it’s something you haven’t done in a while? Let’s chat in the comments section!!
Lots of Love
Blondey on a Mission xxx