Friday, December 7, 2012

Celebrating Santa....

(My Dad dressed as Santa many years ago)
 I woke up this morning thinking about Santa Claus...I just love him. I still believe. When i was a little girl i told my Daddy that i was SURE i head reindeer hooves clattering on the roof on Christmas Eve and he looked at me with that look on his face, like he was sure i was dreaming. But i am not so sure. I think Santa Claus is real to anyone who believes in the Spirit of Giving. Now i am not talking about the comercialized Santa who is all about shopping and spending money, but the REAL Santa...St Nicholas. I quietly celebrated the Feast of Saint Nicholas yesterday December 6th, and the Feast of Sinterklaas the day before on the 5th. This weekend i would like to start truly celebrating these days, with small gifts of cookies or homemade candies for my grandchildren, and maybe make a donation in their names to a good cause. When my grandchildren ask me if there really is a Santa Claus, i tell them YES! Yes there is a Santa...He is an Angel now, but if you believe in him he is really here for you, and he teaches you all about loving and of giving to others.  I may be all grown up(for the most part) but i still believe....
(My Dad dressed as Santa, holding my daughter Kate on his lap 
when he visited our Day care center many years ago)

4 comments:

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Your dad really must have enjoyed being Santa, he looks great!
What a nice thing to tell your grandchildren too.
Lynne x

Mare said...

Yes my Dad loved being Santa!He did it when we were kids and again when my children were small. He has the personality and a bit of the belly too! :) Have a great weekend Lynne! Love, mare

Paula said...

Awwww... those are precious pictures of your dad, Mare!

Mare said...

Thank you Paula...I love him to pieces!