hi, in 2013 i thought my eldest son (11) was just "playing along" to keep me happy etc. that was until xmas eve morning when he made a card for the elves and wrote in it "to the best elves anyone could every ask for, thanking you for coming back again and making christmas fun. i hope you have a safe trip back to the north pole. see you nnext year love J" bless him. i think things could be harder this year as he will be at secondary/senior school not juniors.