All we want for Christmas is... your letters.
The Mail’s ever-popular Dear Santa competition is now officially open.
So we’re calling on our young readers to write to us and tell us why they deserve an extra special gift from Santa.
Prizes are available, and seeing as it’s the festive season, we’ll allow younger children to get their parents, grandparents, older siblings or whoever is looking after them to give them a helping hand.
All you need to do is start the letter with “I deserve a special gift from Santa because...” and send it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill in and post the coupon attached.
Make sure you include a picture of the child who is entering, as well as their name, age, address and telephone details for the person entering on their behalf.
We’ll pass the letters onto Santa himself, who’ll choose who he believes deserves a special extra present under their Christmas tree.
Rather than just writing a list, please make sure you tell us why you deserve to win the prize, which will be revealed soon.
Last year’s winner was Keisha Watson, five, who picked up £150 worth of vouchers for Argos. She told us how she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia cancer and how she was fighting the disease.
You can post the coupon to Dear Santa, Hartlepool Mail, Alexander House, 1 Mandarin Road, Rainton Bridge Business Park, Houghton, Sunderland, DH4 5RA.
We look forward to hearing from you – but don’t delay, entries close on Friday, December 9!