HERE is your chance to enter the Gazette annual Dear Santa contest.
Hundreds of children have enjoyed taking part in Dear Santa over the years, and we are hoping dozens more will submit entries this year.
We want to share the Christmas magic of your family in the run-up to the big day, as Santa prepares his gifts for delivery ahead of December 25.
Send in a photograph of your kids along with details of why they should receive special gifts as part of the annual campaign.
Be sure to include their name and age in the coupon below if you are popping it in the post, or note it on the e-mail or the online page we have set up so we can put that alongside their pictures in the paper.
We also need to know their full address and a contact number for the family, so we can get in touch as a stack of top prizes is put together to add to the pile under the Christmas tree.
They will be on offer for the best entrants, with the sparking selection of goodies to be revealed soon.
E-mail the details to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Share Your Story feature, which can be found just below our top news headlines on www.shielddsgazette.com
Any coupon can be sent with a photo, to: Beverley Glover Dear Santa, Northeast Press, Pennywell, Sunderland, SR4 9ER.