Letters to Santa

Growing up, I always believed in Santa Claus.  I even remember seeing Santa putting presents under the tree one year, as I watched from the staircase.  I know, I know, that sounds silly and no one believes me but I’ve always believed in Santa.  It may have been a dream, but I was just a child and I’ll never forget it.  After all, it makes one of my best memories.  I have so many holiday traditions that my mom taught me and have carried with me forever.  For example, every year my mom and I put up the tree the day after Thanksgiving and listen to Christmas carols.  We listen to Christmas carols in the car, every time we are together, and of course, on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  We get together and we wrap presents, bake and share some wine before Christmas Eve.  We have so many traditions that bring happiness to my heart, I could go on and on.  However, today it’s about my tradition of writing letters to Santa.

Every year I wrote letters to Santa as a child and my mom always encouraged it.  Who knows where the letters went; I wonder if my mom has them put away in a box.  Hmmm?  Anyhow, writing letters was fun.  It created a moment in time where things were magical.  My imagination ran wild and I believed.  I believed with all my heart that Santa would visit my house with at least one gift on my list.  Oh, the joy those memories bring me.  So, now that I have my own children {well, my one year old can’t write or talk but I’m sure she has her own list}, I want to extend my holiday traditions.  There’s only one problem…my ten-year-old step-daughter doesn’t believe in Santa!! and hasn’t believed in Santa since she was about six years old!!  Yup, I said it…she doesn’t believe in Santa!  I don’t know exactly where the situation went wrong but it makes me sad that I can’t pass down my Letters to Santa holiday tradition to her.  Ugh, the spirit meter on Santa’s sleigh just went down a notch.  We’ve got to get it back up again {from the movie ELF–love it}.

Here’s what I’m hoping-  that your kids still believe in Santa.  If they do, you’ve got to get them to write their letter and head over to Macy’s at your local mall.  Macy’s is running the BELIEVE campaign where children can write a letter to Santa {stamped and addressed to Santa Claus at The North Pole}, and drop the letter in Santa’s special mailbox at any Macy’s.  Macy’s will count up each letter received and then donate $1 to Make-a-Wish, up to $1,000,000.  Macy’s will then deliver the letters to the post office, and together, they’ll collect a million reasons to BELIEVE.  It’s magical and I love it!!!

Get started on your letter today {you can write one too, you know}.  You can write your letter by hand or even write your letters online.  Create a magical moment with your child and one for a child with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

“One must simply have the courage to shun cynicism and have faith in things that can’t always be seen.  And for those spirited ones, Santa will always exist.” Editor of the New York Sun, 1897 in response to a little girl asking if Santa really exists.

Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night.

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One Response to Letters to Santa

  1. Yolanda December 18, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    I was going through my emails and saw the one you sent about creating this website and I clicked on it, hoping it wasn’t blocked (ha!) and it wasn’t! =D
    I haven’t had the chance in reading all your posts, but the ones that I did read left such a warm feeling in my heart. I have truly enjoyed reading your thoughts and prayers.
    You are a lovely person, Kristina. May God continue to shower your life with immense joy.

    Merry Christmas!

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