(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)