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This Christmas card shows a drawing of the North Polar Bear crashing into Father Christmas's house. The watercolour was drawn by JRR Tolkien and sent to his children in a letter in 1925, which says:

"It all happened like this: one very windy day last November my hood blew off and went and stuck on the top of the North Pole. I told him not to, but the North Polar Bear climbed up to the thin top to get it down - and he did. The pole broke in the middle and fell on the roof of my house, and the North Polar Bear fell through the hole it made into the dining room with my hood over his nose, and all the snow fell off the roof into the house and melted and put out all the fires and ran down into the cellars, where I was collecting this year's presents, and the North Polar Bear's leg got broken."

  • Pack of 10 cards with envelopes
  • Size: 175 x 125mm
  • Message inside: Merry Christmas
  • Printed in Oxfordshire for the Bodleian Libraries with kind permission of The Tolkien Estate. MSS. Tolkien Drawings 43-4

 

The Tolkien Monogramand the word TOLKIEN are both registered trademarks of The Tolkien Estate Limited.

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