Imagine getting the above Christmas note from J.R.R. Tolkien… If you had received that note as a gift from him, how would it rank as one of the most thoughtful or memorable gifts you’ve ever received? Let us know! Here’s the transcription of Tolkien’s Christmas greeting:

DEAR HUGH THIS IS JUST TO WISH YOU A HAPPY CHRISTMAS IN DWARF RUNEZ. dear hugh: this iz just to wish you a very happy christmas in two styles of elvish script: i am sending some explanations, and hope you wont find them too complicated. [page 442 in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien]