Mum furious at creche over upsetting letter from Santa
"Let the children have a normal Christmas"
A mum has called out her child's creche after they sent home a controversial letter from Santa.
Before finishing up for the Christmas break, the creche gave the kids a letter from Santa, but it didn't boost the Christmas spirit.
Parents were less than impressed with it.
The letter read:
"It has been very busy here at the North Pole, during this year 2021 we are still in the worldwide pandemic.
"The elves have been washing their hands and wearing their masks and working around the clock to make sure the toys are ready to deliver to all the good boys and girls.
"Rudolph and his fellow reindeer are having regular Covid 19 tests and getting ready for the long journey ahead, and I'm sitting by the fireplace writing this letter and enjoying a lovely mince pie.
"I am writing to let you know that you have been very good at washing your hands and keeping the germs away, you have also been well behaved this year and have made it onto my good child list.
"I am very proud of you, and as you have been so amazing, I'd like to get you something extra-special for Christmas this year.
"I'll be visiting your home very soon, keep up the good work. Merry Christmas, from Santa Claus."
The mum believed the letter tarnished the Christmas magic because kids shouldn't have to worry about Covid.
She told Mumsnet that her children came home with the letter and she didn't want to read it to them.
"It was well-intentioned and they are usually great! But this has massively missed the mark I feel and made me feel quite sad."
Other parents agreed that the letter was upsetting.
"Let the children at least try to have a normal Christmas?" one said.
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