Dear Santa Claus,
This Christmas I have been a very good [boy/girl]. Previous year, I know I was a very bad [boy/girl], and Mom and Dad said that’s why I didn’t get the presents I want. So this year I tried very hard to be good and do what grownups told me to do. I know I wasn’t perfect, but I tried my best to be better as compared to last year. Since Mom says I deserve an “A” for effort, would you please bring me my choice of presents this Christmas? I hope you have been watching, because I’ve been trying very hard. Please accept my request. Merry Christmas!