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Children not writing letters to Father Christmas.

Children not writing letters to Father Christmas.

Fewer children than ever are writing letters to Father Christmas as the tradition is replaced by email, the head of a literacy charity has warned.

The centuries-old custom is a valuable part of childhood and is “paramount to a child's development," Matthew Hickey, chief executive of the Children's Literacy Charity, said.

But he expressed fears that technology was “taking over” as time-pressed parents found it easier to help their offspring type an email rather than put pen to paper before taking a trip to the local post box.

"For me, being able to write a letter to Santa has a certain nostalgic feel to retaining what this time of the year is all about - which is making sure that children are able to be children,” he said.

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