In the weeks leading up to Christmas, Australian children write letters to Father Christmas, or Santa Claus, requesting what they would like for Christmas.
Santa enjoys reading the letters, often ho-hoing over his correspondents’ requests.
On receiving these letters Santa makes a list of the presents he will bring to children throughout the world in time for the Christmas festivities.
The primary inspiration for Santa Claus is the fourth-century Greek Christian bishop St Nicholas, who was famous for giving gifts to the poor.
Title: Dear Santa – Australia
Date of Issue: 1 November 2010
Denominations: 55c x 2
Source: Australia post