what can be better than j.r.r. tolkien's story of the mysterious letters his children received from the north pole, written in father christmas' own shaky hand (he's very very old, you know), including news from his home, drawings of his busy daily life and hand painted postage stamps?
how about a collection of ten facsimiles of those letters, in envelopes to open? it's like having your own correspondence with santa himself. there are several editions of this title (including a mini book) but we like turning each page to find another envelope to reach into, revealing another folded letter to read. the original letters and envelopes are stored in the bodleian library in oxford. wouldn't it be wonderful to take trip there and see them in person? this has to be the next best thing.