A note from Tash:
my name is Tash and I am very proud to help Santa with his Australian letters each year. Santa first asked me to help in 2002 and I was very nervous about filling such big shoes! Especially as Santa is one of only four people who know everything (according to my daughter anyway!)
I am a professional writer (I write things for businesses mostly, but also stories and fun stuff) and I live in Melbourne with my husband, three daughters and son.
Christmas and Santa are very special to me, and I love the magic that surrounds this time of year. If writing some letters for Santa helps keep that magic alive and brightens some little faces then I feel I have achieved something significant.
Please enjoy my articles, the personalised letters and most of all, have a very merry and safe Christmas!
Love Tash, Santa's Letter Elf
PS The other 3 people to know everything are Mrs Claus, the Easter Bilby and the Easter Bilby's wife!
A note from Gerald:
a few years ago Santa asked me to help Tash with the letters. I am a Scientist / trained Secondary Teacher / IT person so this was a surprising request from Santa but also a good one.
Becoming Letter Elf #2 has made it even harder for me to get my Christmas shopping done on time, probably added to my grey hair (but that's better than going bald!) and generally kept me very busy in November and December. Helping Santa is certainly a business but is also very much a pleasure for Tash and I to be helping you help your kids have a more joyful Christmas.
Gerald, Santa's Letter Elf #2