Thursday, December 6, 2012
Book Lovers' Advent Calendar: The Feast of St. Nicholas
Today, on the Feast of St. Nicholas, what could be a better book to read with your family than J.R.R. Tolkien's Letters From Father Christmas? Tolkien (yes -- that Tolkien) delivered these letters to his children on behalf of Father Christmas, every year from 1920 through 1943.
things are very difficult this year owing to this horrible war. Many of my messengers have never come back."
This book makes me sigh with happiness, no lie. What a treasure these letters must have been to Tolkien's children!
HERE is a link to a slideshow of several of the illustrations. Enjoy!