Written by Santa Alfy.
To all the wonderful children, boys and girls and all of you in between, ho, ho, thank you for your wonderful letters and requests. As you can see, I’m busy reading all of your letters to me. Why, if you look very carefully at the picture below, you’ll see Elfie, my travelling companion elf along with Frosty each reading one of your letters. With so many messages coming in daily, I do need the assistance; what with all my visitations, parades and appearances. And on top of all that, my elves are having me test some of the new toys to make sure they’re not only fun but safe as well. You can see a Mega Nerf gun on my desk. That’s one of my favourites toys I’m testing. Yes, it’s fun being Santa ho, ho, ho.
Mrs. Claus and her daughter-in-law Ana, who wants to become a face-painting elf, have been busy baking gingerbread cookies and building gingerbread houses.
Why the whole North Pole now smells of sweet gingerbread. Our gingerbread house even has me on the roof about to descend into the chimney. Ana is very good at details, face-painting and henna tattoos. Make sure to request her for your next occasion.
You know what’s makes this season so unique and magical and gives me great joy?
This weekend, as I was changing from my driving jacket into my regular Santa coat, strangers who were driving past where I was parked would honk, wave and shout greetings to me as if we were old friends, and truth be told, we are.
Now, remember in the last blog I mentioned I have to drive a truck instead of travelling with my sleigh and reindeer. What with all the parades, events and appearances I must attend, if I used Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder and Blitzen; and with all the fog of late, I’d have had to use Rudolph as well, they’d all be exhausted come Christmas Eve. As for a reason I wear a driving jacket – yes, it’s red – it’s because I travel incognito, so I won’t be recognized on the highways or streets causing a distraction and possibly an accident.
* Now on a serious note: some of you children request things from Santa that I can’t give you. It’s not that I think you were naughty, or that I can’t give them to you, it’s because some requests require lots of responsibility; like getting a new dog or other pet, while some lack a little more maturity – you need to get older – to truly appreciate the gift. There’s nothing sadder than a gift given in love that’s ignored or abandoned a short time later. And of course, some gifts are not practical for you to receive, at least not at this time. So, don’t be disappointed if you don’t always get what you want. Sometimes it’s better to get what you need.
Remember what the true meaning of Christmas is all about.
As the last verse in the Christmas carol, I wrote How I Love Christmas declares:
“People caring, by their sharing, give to those without. Peace to all men, we’ll understand then, what Christmas is all about. That’s what Christmas means, every year to me, Celebrating Christmas because of, the Nativity”.
So, until my next blog; you better be good, you better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout; because Santa Claus…that’s me, is coming to town. That’s why!