See J.R.R. Tolkien’s Adorable Letter to His Kids, from Santa
Christmas may be six months away, but there’s no wrong time of year to celebrate J.R.R. Tolkien’s Yuletide letters to his four children. As Letters of Note describes, Tolkien wrote a note in festive, quivering handwriting (Santa was 1925 years old,…
Tolkien’s beautiful letters from Father Christmas to his children
J.R.R. Tolkien is definitely best known for his epic works of fantasy but, long before the publication of the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings, Tolkie
Moon Runes and Goblin Alphabet
It has become a Christmas tradition for me to read to my children Raymond Briggs' Chronicles of Father Christmas and J.R.R. Tolkien's Father Christmas Letters. Taking a Christmas break from Tangut, this year I have finally found time to create a font for the Goblin Alphabet used by the North Polar Bear in the Father Christmas Letters. Polar Bear's Christmas Letter from J.R.R. Tokien's The Father Christmas Letters (1976) Like the Mongolian, Manchu and Phags-pa scripts, Goblin is normally…
tolkein In his 1926 letter to John, Michael and Christopher Tolkien, Father Christmas wrote that the North Polar Bear ate 'quite a lot of my Christmas chocolates'. He also noted that the reindeer broke loose and were 'tossing presents up in the air'.
Books for Christmas # 5: The Father Christmas' Letters by Tolkien. ----------------------- In 1920, J. R. R. Tolkien started a tradition of writing Christmas letters to his children. Over the years, he illustrated the letters with a variety of characters, including Father Christmas. Tolkien also hand-lettered the envelopes, created North Pole postmarks and designed his own stamps.
Father Christmas Letters by Tolkien
I have set the children on their letters to Father Christmas, and I want to share with you a book from my childhood, which is still influencing me to this day, it is 'Letters From Father Christmas' by J.R.R.Tolkien. The illustrations are magical and wonderfully of their time. In the old editions it has a goblin alphabet which I loved to use as a child, in the newer editions this has gone, but they are beautifully produced.