To all the good little boys and girls of Coeur d’Alene and beyond,
My visit to your home in the Northwest is at the top of my schedule (and coming up FAST!), so remember to be fast asleep in your bed early on Christmas Eve. I’ve heard so many good things about your behavior, and can’t wait to see you here at the North Pole on our Holiday Lights Cruise.
Here at the North Pole, we have been working very hard on our list and checking it twice. When my elves pointed out your name on my Naughty and Nice list, I became quite merry. It took us weeks to put up all of the lights that you could see from the Holiday Light Cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene, and when we see everyone’s smiling faces when we sing Christmas carols together, we know the hard work was worth it.
When you visited the Coeur d’Alene Resort and the elves delivered your treats, they said you were very polite. You even said “please” and “thank you”! Your teacher at school said you’ve put a lot of effort into improving your skills, too. For these reasons and many others, your name has been placed on my “Nice List”. Well done! So…if you continue to be kind, courteous, helpful and studious, the elves might just put a new special toy in my sleigh for you. There have been so many good boys and girls this year, the workshop is filled to the ceiling with toys.
There’s still a lot of work to be done up here. The elves have been working around the clock on making presents, the reindeer need new bells for their harnesses, the super-speed sleigh needs oil…oh, the list is endless! While enjoying a cup of delicious hot cocoa overlooking the lake and watching the reindeer training games, I noticed my busy elves were putting the finishing touches on today’s toy orders. Do you like hot cocoa as much as I do? By the way, this Christmas I’d love more of those chocolate chip cookies and milk. They were delicious.
At twilight on Christmas Eve, the view is brilliant over Coeur d’Alene. I look forward to visiting again very soon! Well, the elves tell me it’s time to judge the peppermint stick contest, so I best get back to work… so, I’ll remind you just one last time to go to bed early and be good for your parents.
Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas,